A Little Progress

Well, I didn’t make the deadline for the superhero KAL. But even when I missed the deadline, I didn’t just toss the sweater aside and move right on to something else. This is either a sign of knitting maturity or a side effect of the Finish All The Things-along I’m also participating in. Either way, it’s gotten me here:

Photo on 9-7-13 at 9.40 AM

I basted this together  just to make sure I got the arm holes right. This is my first knit-flat-then-seamed sweater and I was a wee bit worried but I think they’ll be just about perfect.

I finished and blocked the front last week. I finished the back this morning and it’s now pinned out and blocking. I squooshed the water out in the sink as hard as I could, then gave it the towel-squeezy twice and I’ve laid it out in front of the a/c because I feel like if I do all of that it will magically be dry by dinner and I can seam it, knit the collar and start on the sleeves tonight (I’m doing the sleeves top-down so I can’t start ’em until the body’s done). This will not happen. I know it and you know it. But what would we be if we didn’t have dreams?

In other ways I’m out of touch with my own reality, remember my 16 unfinished projects, which I had brought down to 15? I…um…found 2 more. But! These were just washcloths, so it took a total of maybe 20 minutes to finished them. I just had to knit 11 yards and weave in 4 ends, so it’s down to 15 again. Really. That’s it. 15. There cannot possibly be another unfinished project in this apartment. I just won’t stand for it.

Now I’m off to work on one of the 15 while I wait for the sweater back to dry. Or, well, it’s already been a few hours. Maybe I’ll just go check and see if it’s dry already.

4 thoughts on “A Little Progress

  1. I think the fit looks spot-on! The sweater is going to be incredible. I am in the process of moving and I found all my UFOs. I’ve officially packed everything but the UFOs to try to force myself to work on them… it’s rough.

    1. That’s a great strategy! I’m trying to keep mine in baskets right under the coffee table and I’ve made all the tempting yarn as hard to get to as possible. But then I got a gift card for my birthday so there are 12 more skeins on their way and I have plans for all of them and I’ll want to cast on immediately once they get here.

  2. The sweater is looking great! You are obviously a more mature knitter than I am. I would never have basted and tried on the sweater. I would have just sewn it up and hoped for the best. 🙂

    1. I ran into serious armhole problems on my first try at Apocalypta and since I’m making this one up completely as I go along I didn’t want to risk a repeat of armholes that hang to the middle of my rib cage! Otherwise I’m usually way too impatient for something like that, though.

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