"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Sweater update....


Although Shirley and I are thinking of calling this the "Should not Make Cardigan" instead of the "Must Have Cardigan", progress is coming along. I think the concern revolves around the size. It is probably my inexperience, but I am just not sure how to measure. If I toss it down and measure it completely relaxed, it is 19" across the back (rather than the 22 it should be -- I am hoping for 20") If I touch it, and measure again, it is a different dimension. So ... who knows what size it will be after blocking. I am on gauge when I did my stockinette stitch gauge. But, with the these twists and turns.... We'll see. I think it will fit whatever size it is, I just wanted a little extra roominess. I am glad that I added a few stitches, as I obviously needed them!!

I would love to start a nice, friendly, relaxing, pair of socks right about now, but fear that it will be the start of the demise of this sweater. So - I plan to cast on the fronts later today. I think I will (again) follow Shirley's lead and knit them both at the same time. Would be great, if it works.... Wonder what type of a disaster I can create with two balls of yarn going at once... I can only imagine....!!

9 comments:

pat said...

WOW - you are FAST!!! In my experience this sweater will block to whatever size you want within a few inches so I bet the fit will be perfect! You are so good and disciplined not to cast on the socks...I can't knit a sweater without having something else on the needles, but of course we know how long it takes me to knit a sweater!!

bobbi said...

It looks beautiful and well done.
good luck with two balls of yarn at the same time. If I know you, you will have an ingenious way to do it.

Jennifer said...

What a great sweater - and your knitting is spot-on as usual :) It does seem like it's going fast, and I'll be interested to see how the 2-fronts-at-a-time works out. You'll be done before you know it!

Marguerite said...

It's beautiful. Don't worry about the blocking. It will open up more than you think.

If you're concerned, go ahead and wash and block the back. Then you can knit on with confidence.

bobbi said...

I'm back. I'm only into your March blogs which is not that long ago. DO YOU SLEEP OR JUST KNIT?

Artseycrafts said...

I like yours better than mine.(vbg) I see you alternated your cables too. Beautiful!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Kathy, it's looking gorgeous and you're making great progress. Press on! : )

Jakki said...

Awesome! :-)

Dipsy said...

Oh - this is coming along so beautifully, and I can't believe how fast you're knitting it up! What an amazing pattern, and such a lovely color that you chose for it! I often have the same problems as you described with the measuring - what usually helps is to wash and block the back part - the measuring should be accurate then!