Monday, February 22, 2021

It's a Sweater

Friday night, right before I put away my knitting for the night, I thought about what I was going to post for Monday. Over the last week I have made steady progress, but nothing terribly exciting. 

Last week, the project finally began to look like a sweater. All I've done since then is add to the yoke. 

But before I went to bed, I laid out the sweater, just to admire my handiwork. And I was astonished by what I saw... 

It looks like a sweater. 

I mean, last week it did look like a sweater, but this week, it really looks like a sweater. 

I tried it on. With the needle around the neck portion, it didn't go on very well. (But this was a good thing as I had been worrying about making the yoke too long. It's not.) 

That was way more progress than I expected to see. 

At this rate, I'm going to finish this up pretty quickly. By next week? No. Definitely not. 

The above shot is of a sleeve. The hole at the underarm is where the sleeve got attached. That bit gets stitched together. I may attempt this part next week. 

So, I'll keep plugging away at it. Even getting two or four rows done a night is still yielding dividends. 

21 comments:

  1. Awesome! I cannot imagine a more perfect color for this lovely design.

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    1. I wanted something that would go with everything.

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  2. That's great that you made more progress than you thought.

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  3. It does look like a sweater! I mean, not a sweater for winter here, but I imagine it will work for you.

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  4. There's the old saying, slow but steady wins the race. Those 4 rows a night will add up before you know it.

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    1. Yup. I know. It's just been on the needles for so long that it doesn't feel real.

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  5. It look soft and elegant. I have an olive skirt that would look great with it.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  6. That looks so good! I love the scalloped design and it is a sweater for a cool summer’s day.

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    1. The scallops weren't intentional. It's just the way the pattern sets up.

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  7. It's looking good! It's amazing how small but consistent amounts of work/effort add up.

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    1. Yup. I do know that even two rows do add up, but it feels like nothing in the short term.

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  8. It looks very pretty, and so exciting to see the end so near ;)

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  9. Congratulations, indeed it does.

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  10. Hare and tortoise... you'll get there doing a little each day. I still think it looks lovely.

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