Monday, November 10, 2008

Sweater Knitting Weather

With the advent of cooler weather, I've gotten the fever for knitting sweaters. I decided to unofficially join NaKniSweMo. Unofficially, because the moment I sign up for these things, I seem to not follow through. I've made progress on my Ribby Pulli finally. For some reason, when I started this sweater last year, I put it down for awhile, when I started a different sweater. Then I seemed to have sleeve aversion, as the Ribby Pulli is a bottom-up raglan and when I cast on for the sleeves, I kept screwing up the ribbing. It's actually a simple 2x2 ribbing, but it starts off as P2, K2, P2 and since the amount of stitches isn't a divisible by 4, I kept getting hung up on my ribbing. Really silly, but at the time, I wasn't in the right frame of mind.

Here's a pic of my Ribby Pulli in case you might have forgotten it, heh!
 and now with added sleevage:
So I've got one sleeve down, one more to go. I can't wait to join the body altogether.
And if that wasn't enough, I also started another project, a cardigan, the Meringue Yoke Cardigan by Ann Budd. A sweater project which I'd queued in Ravelry awhile back and egged on by Joan , I felt the urge to cast on for this sweater. The yarn was a purchase from a fellow blogger who was destashing, using worsted weight black tweed silk. I'm loving the yarn, but as I have cast on for the entire body, each row is a bit slow going for now. My first priority is finishing the Ribby Pulli though. 
Thanks everyone for all of your well wishes. I made it through the procedure and actually have no recollection of the procedure, which is nice. I'm just waiting for the lab results now. I'm also happy for the election results, obviously.
I'll be back with more blogging and even a FO post.

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