A month ago, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to participate in this year’s Summer Sweater KAL (sskal), but then Cassy signed on, and Shannon made a point of saying WIPs would count, and Stasis was sitting there sort of half-begun, and I caved. All my other August knitting plans got
shoved aside modified and I picked Stasis back up.
There were a few other factors behind my decision, of course. A big one (the biggest one?) was the weather. This has not been a very warm summer, and after the horrible cold of last winter, and the promise of another very cold winter this year, adding another sweater to my wardrobe is just smart. I also remember very keenly how much I wanted to cast on this yarn when it arrived last fall, and the thought of being able to wear it this fall is very appealing. Also, frankly, this KAL forces me to get my act together and focus. By the end of the summer, as life starts to fall back into routine, I find myself wanting to cast on all the things (despite having a pile of WIPs that ought to get some attention). Last year, despite a bunch of distraction, the KAL kept me from getting too side-tracked, and meant Burrard got finished before the cold weather moved in (and before my holiday knitting started).
I’m still working on a few other things in the background (a monogamous knitter I may never be), but Stasis is growing, and I am really excited to wear it. I guess that’s the other sskal bonus: not only will I end up with a finished sweater, but now there’s a reason to look forward to the cooler weather (I love fall as much as the next knitter, but the winter that follows? Definitely not as exciting).
Right on with this stranding design.
I really like that stranded work there! Well done for finishing the sleeves, and good luck with the rest of it
Oh seaming. I see impending seaming and I’m getting stressed out….and it’s not even my sweater! Lol! I’ll be interested in your experiences piecing this one together. After a few of my own rough seaming debacles, I have sort of whimped out on all sweaters that are not seamless.
This is actually totally seamless! You basically knit the body up to the armpit and then take the arms off the waste yarn and add them on. There is a little bit of Kitchener stitch under the arms, but other than that, it’s all one piece!
I actually don’t mind seaming, though. I seamed my Burrard cardigan and I actually kind of enjoyed the rhythm of it. It’s definitely not something to be afraid of 🙂