This sweater has been in my work-in-project basket since February – and finally it’s finished.
Sadly I wasn’t able to complete the hourglass sweater using my original yarn choice. I’m still in love with this fresh green yarn – but it just wasn’t meant to be for this sweater. (It is the specified yarn choice in LMKG, however, this knitter found the yarn difficult to work with – despite the beautiful color and look of the stitches knit up.) I also was knitting it a size too big – something I had a hunch (gauge was okay) about after knitting a handful of rounds. But I kept on knitting. I guess I just really wanted it to work – for the love of this yarn, I’ll make it work! A few more rounds and it was apparent that it would be huge on me, so I pulled the whole thing off the needles! Yet I was determined to knit this sweater. I started over using some Alpaca & Silk in dark green, mourning the cash iroha.
I’ve been working on this sweater since February. (Sorry, said that already, but you know how it is.) Knitting a few rounds here and there. Finally I got to the sleeves using the little circular needle. (I never did switch to dpns.) Once I got to the yoke it was fast knitting and before I knew it last night I was seaming down the hems. It’s finished!
I’m less than thrilled with the results of the sweater (the collar is a mess). But rather than agonize over it, I’m moving on. I have zero sweaters on the needles and a wip basket that’s pretty much empty. I’m so excited for the fall! Leaves crunching under feet while walking the dog. Evenings spent with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. And of course knitting. Lots and lots of knitting.