Because why not

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)





  1. Beautiful… You you amaze me!

  2. Good luck to you Glenna. I know you can do it. You’re that kind of knitter that sets goals for yourself and succeeds (regardless of how insane said goals sound to the naysayers and disbelievers). I was not at all phased by your suggestion of finishing two sweaters in a month. You’re one of my knitting heros! I can’t wait to see all these new creations! Knit faster will ya!?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Happy Knitting. I love Netflix binges and knitting. I have been getting caught up on Downton Abbey…

  4. I can’t wait to see the pattern!

  5. lademoiselledoctobre · ·

    Really beautiful ! I love this blog, your pictures are so amazing… I would like to leave you more replies but my english isn’t very good… so I just read all your articles… Thanks for all these great projects. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beautiful yarn Glenna, and the stitch pattern looks like fun !

  7. It’s so pretty!!! I love the variegation in that stitch pattern.

  8. Linda A · ·

    Just give yourself little hand breaks, would ya? I mean, there could be a carpal tunnel-type problem that results from Netflix-viewing non-stop knitting. Stop and shake those hands out once in a while! Then, knit on!

    Beautiful yarn, by the way. What does the nylon do that benefits a sweater? Would it keep it in better shape?

  9. so so beautiful!!

  10. That yarn is just gorgeous!

  11. You can totally do it! Just keep your head down and don’t stop knitting. The Truffle is knitting up beautifully! I can’t wait to see this one.

  12. Knit on, brave soul! If nothing else, the gorgeous yarn should keep you going!

  13. Wow, that is some challenge you’ve set yourself. Good luck.

    Oh, and that yarn just looks devine.

  14. You can do it! Spring inspired me to try to knit an entire shawl in a week…not sure if that’s possible but I’m trying!

  15. Your creativity amazes me.

  16. That yarn is just flipping gorgeous…all I want to do is squeeze it!!

  17. Okay, I really like this idea. I would love to plow through a project super fast…I might think about this challenge for myself. Good luck!

  18. I’m amazed by all the sweater patterns you come up with! So clever!

  19. Beautiful, beautiful yarn and I love the stitch pattern!!!

  20. I am stuck in a blanket phase right now, but hubby wants a sweater and is patiently waiting. I have the pattern just need the needles and its a go

  21. Glenna, good luck! Don’t forget to share the pattern with us. I think I’m doing a similar stitch now but the lace goes vertically straight up and down. To knit it on the diagonal is DEFINITELY another story. lol Thanks again.

  22. […] “two week sweater” efforts are continuing, dear knitter friends, as I continue knitting away, and trying to […]

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