Spring progress

I’m enjoying the pleasant sense of accomplishment of being closer to the finish line on my granny square afghan project (at least on the squares, even if the borders will still take a bit more effort), but have had to remind myself to put them aside for a few days lest my shoulder and wrists completely revolt against me. Busting out three dozen granny squares in the span of four days is a great achievement, but not without a bit of repetitive strain risk, so. Back to the knitting.

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I’m churning away on my spring cardigan and am getting almost to the end of the body, at which point I’ll make the sleeves and then join them together to work the yoke seamlessly. I’ve been hemming and hawing a bit over what kind of shoulder/yoke/neck treatment to give this cardi, but since I’ve enjoyed the V-neck/raglan yoke in the past, I’ve decided to let personal favourites make the choice for me this time.

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The lace pattern panels also look a bit crumpled before they get washed & blocked, which always unnerves me a bit while knitting, but hey, sometimes the knitting isn’t what it really is until it’s done. (Or something like that). Anyway, I’m liking how this is coming together, and so far the spring seems to be holding onto some lingering damp chill, so hopefully I’ll finish it in time for some wear this season? I always have this same challenge of wanting to wear the thing I’ve cast on, at the time that I’ve cast on – sometimes this is just how my design progress goes, and this time around I’m just leaning into where my brain wants to go. Patience is also definitely a learned knitting skill.

I hope you’re making good progress on your knits this week! Happy almost-April.

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Project: new sweater design by me

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Damsel, in ‘mermaid’ blue

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9 comments

  1. 1marylou · ·

    I like your sweater design, and the choice of yarn is perfect!

  2. twistedsticks · ·

    Lovely work. I am knitting on a wool sweater and have put it down for a time as the stitch pattern is monotonous!! the whole body of the sweater is twisted stitch. Ack to much! I have about 4 inches to go and then I can do the sleeves which are reverse stockinette. Probably this sweater will be for next winter. Also working on a baby sweater for charity. Have a great day Glenna.

  3. Your jumper looks very cosy. Dreamy colour.

  4. There is something wonderfully Canadian about a “spring sweater” 😉 I’ve got one going too.

  5. Lovely colour and beautiful pattern.

  6. sherrybakerbrio625341616 · ·

    Gorgeous yarn, gorgeous pattern. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

  7. You chose such a pretty color for your sweater!
    I bet it will look amazing! 😉

  8. Love the color

  9. […] I got to one of those places on not just one project but two. I finished the second sleeve on my spring sweater in progress, and now have a body and two sleeves waiting to be joined up at the yoke. There’s a small […]

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