April is here, the sunshine is suddenly not only bright but warm, and things are ticking along here in knitting world. I will actually have a spring sweater pattern available shortly, and I am really looking forward to sharing with you hopefully in a few days. In the meantime, I am already ticking away on something new, with an extra personal challenge added.
Shortly before Easter I was thinking up another sweater idea and mentioned it to my sister, whose response was essentially, “That sounds great, I’d wear it. Just knit that up in 2 weeks.” I couldn’t actually start it right then (I was concentrating on finishing the above-mentioned sweater pattern), but the idea of knitting it up in 2 weeks was an intriguing enough challenge, especially since I’m working with fingering weight on this one. (A worsted weight or even DK sweater in 2 weeks….now that’s something I’ve done before. Never one at 6.5 sts/inch though). I think this was partly vicarious, since she doesn’t get to knit as much at the moment, but also just to goad me into trying.
Still, I cast on on Friday and the idea of just charging through this as quickly as possible started to seem pretty appealing, so I’m going to give ‘er my best shot. I also, just for fun, want to do this as both a pullover and a cardigan, so maybe that could turn into 2 finished sweaters in a month? I don’t know, man, it’s spring and just about anything seems logical at this point. All this sudden sunshine and green things outside, they’ll start to mess with your perception of reality, I swear they will.
The moral of the story is, here I am now with about 10 inches (in the round) worth of a sweater, and am hoping that if I just keep going and line up some good Netflix viewing for evening knitting time, I’ll just keep knitting really fast and pretend that I haven’t had time yet to get bored with the same stitch pattern over and over. And then I’ll just suddenly get a sweater. Sure, that’ll work…right? Why not.
I hope you have some good knitting time ahead this Wednesday, and that the outside world is treating you as nicely as ours is around Ontario! Until next time.
Pattern: Sweater design in progress (by me)
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere sock (‘truffle’ colourway)