Fruitful

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This is just a quick post to say that I smashed through my weekend goal on the sweater. Despite a nice day of running around in a beautiful weather on Saturday, I was only a couple of rows shy of being done the body when I went to bed. That was easily taken care of Sunday morning, at which point the interminable bind-off began. Honestly, I think it took me four hours to bind off (probably not, but that is also not as exaggerated as it sounds).

This was the best I could come up with for photos. Sorry. I'm just going to buckle down and finish it and then wear it, which will make it look more like a cardigan and less like squiggly wool.

This was the best I could come up with for photos. Sorry. I’m just going to buckle down and finish it and then wear it, which will make it look more like a cardigan and less like squiggly wool.

 

The pattern recommends EZ’s sewn bind off and, since I hadn’t tried it before, I figured I’d give it a go (thank you Knitty for the clear instructions). It’s very clever, but holy moly does it take forever. It also eats a lot of yarn and I was briefly worried that I was going to have to join another ball of yarn just to finish the bind off. I made it through though, and the body took almost exactly four skeins of SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted (there was less than a yard left). Assuming the arms use a skein or so each, this sweater will come in at six skeins, exactly as I first thought. (After finishing the body, I went back and wove in all my ends. For some reason, this is making me feel like a genius.)

And, speaking of arms, although my goal was just to finish the body, I decided to keep trucking and start the arms. I was going to trade in this heavy yarn and return to either Shaelyn or my current socks-in-progress, but dammit, I want this sweater. I’m two thirds finished arm number one, so I would consider this a seriously fruitful knitting weekend.

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5 thoughts on “Fruitful

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Thank you! I am on a bit of a tear and, while I know I should be bored by it, I’m just not.

      Also, I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but it was snowing today. Canadian weather can be tricky to predict, and it may well go up to 30C next week, but I am feeling (depressingly) confident that I’ll have a good month to wear this before properly warm weather arrives.

  1. salpal1

    that’s lovely! I’ll check back to see it all done and keeping you warm. and FYI, so you feel better, I am not in Canada and it is supposed to snow tonight.

  2. Audry

    That sweater is really pretty. I know lots of people don’t like doing sleeves, but I find it quite satisfying after getting thorough the body of a sweater. I hope the next post has you wearing it!

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