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).
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.
Your sweater already looks gorgeous. Finish it, quick, before it gets too warm to wear!
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.
Whooo! Nice work. I’m so much less motivated to finish a sweater because the weather is starting to be lovely.
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.
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!