NaBloPoMo Day 3: current WIP

My current work in progress has been a long time in the making. I saw the pattern (Kiama, from a Berocco booklet) at Stitches West 2011 and bought a different yarn for it. You would think I’d have learned my lesson when I knit Pucker in a cotton yarn of approximately the same gauge and hated it. Alas, no. At least I didn’t get very far in before realizing that I hated this too. At which point, I knit the yarn into a scarf that I ended up giving to Kristi and, later, the rest of that yarn too. I want to like orange but I can’t wear it. It just doesn’t work on me. Luckily, last summer I found the yarn Kiama was designed for, Origami, on clearance in Philly, while visiting my brother and his family. It’s really only sort of lucky since it was on clearance because it was being discontinued. At least I have the yarn! Finally, a few weeks ago a friend of mine asked about a substitution for Origami since she had a pattern that called for it and it is, as I mentioned, discontinued. I thought the yarn I used for a recent cowl was similar so I pulled out the Origami to compare and realized that, hey, I want to wear that sweater I was going to knit so when I finished the cowl, I cast it on.

Kiama sleeve

In my normal fashion, I am not knitting it as written. I looked at the sleeve dimensions and realized that I’d prefer a slightly larger sleeve so I cast on more stitches for that and now I’m thinking I’d prefer a longer sleeve too so I am considering knitting longer as well. I think it should be fine, I have approximately two extra hanks of the yarn. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


NaBloPoMo Day 2-ish: too many sweaters

It’s after midnight so I guess technically, I missed a day. It’s the night we fall back, though so I am counting it.

I intended to get a picture of my current project but I didn’t get around to it and now it’s too dark. My current project is a sweater and I really hope I will finish it. I realized after I posted yesterday that the sweater I was knitting all last November is missing from my finished object pictures. I did finish it but I used a slightly heavier yarn than the pattern called for and I didn’t adjust for that in the decreases or something and the arms end a bit shorter than they should and are a. It too tight. I thought it might block out but it never does, does it? I will try to remember to get a picture of it anyway even if I can’t model it.

I have several other sweaters on the needles. I need to focus at some point on finishing things up. Don’t we all, huh?