3.29.2010

I’m Knitting a Sweater

I have finally decided to knit an adult sized sweater for myself, there are several things you should know about this:

  1. I don’t wear a lot of sweaters, I’m more of a tank top year round sort of gal.
  2. I am allergic to wool, so I’m using acrylic (inexpensive acrylic, bought on clearance for $1.00 a skein)
  3. I don’t expect to finish this until this fall, maybe longer.
  4. There will be no shaping involved, the entire sweater is in super stretchy rib knit, one size fits all.
  5. I am hoping that it will turn out cute, but I’m not expecting too much.

I really like to knit hats and scarves and little things that I can make in a day or two, I guess I’m more of an instant gratification knitter.  I really thought that the Tempting sweater pattern from Knitty.com was cute in a retro pin up girl sort of way and thought that maybe it was time to give a sweater a try.  This is also a super easy, mindless knit, great for when I’m hanging out with friends, talking on the phone, or generally only have a small bit of time to knit and when counting stitches or finding my place in a pattern would eat up too much knitting time.Tempting sweater progress 1

I have knitted about 8 inches up from the bottom of the sweater, 9 more inches before I start the sleeves.  I haven’t been working on this much since I got obsessed with making baby hats and booties, but I hope to make some more progress soon.

Right now I have to go and work on a pressing project, an idea popped into my head yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about it, I even dreamed about Mod Podge all night long and I think I need to do something about it, more on that later.

2 comments:

Kristin said...

Good Luck with SYTYC

Chris said...

Nice to "meet" you! I love your polymer cupcakes. Best wishes with SYTYC.