Friday, May 21, 2010

#38 - THE START OF SOMETHING

Midway through the week, I had high hopes of finishing a tiny little sweater for a tinier little baby. Then it all hit the figurative fan, when I made a sleeve that wasn't nearly wide enough, but happened to be about 6cm too long. It happens to the best of us, but I got cranky, nearly threw the needles at the wall, stomped my feet, pouted, poured some wine, and slowly frogged back about 10cm of stripey stockinette. Frogging usually leads me to heart palpitations, so I decided to hide the sweater away for a few days to regroup. First, I tried knitting a few rows here and there on my Damson, but for some reason I'm not quite making any progress despite its simplicity. My brain has simply been itching to cast on for something completely different, and I caved in to my urges.
So here it goes, my first real sweater pattern. I always thought of myself as only an accessories knitter, but the further you go into the rabbit hole, you eventually can't help yourself. I just swatched for a DROPS sweater jacket with 3/4 sleeves for my mom in DROPS Eskimo. It looks like I'm on gauge, which is a bit of a relief for now, but who knows what will happen. Wish me luck as I cast on this wooly beast! Here's hoping I make some decent progress over my long weekend.

16 comments:

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Clean Mama said...

Stopping by from NFF - this sweater is beautiful! Looks like a fun project!

Kate said...

That is such a beautiful pattern- hope all goes well with this one!

Where the nodding violets grow said...

I love the pattern and the yarn is beautiful. I am sure that it will grow really quickly. Can't wait to see it.

Mayra,mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Hi, lovely to meet you.

Thanks for stopping by.

I love the yarn you chose, good luck finishing! Can't wait to see it. =)

Lisa said...

Saying hi from NFF...the sweater is beautiful! GL on finishing!

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LuLu said...

I love that sweater! Will it be finished by winter?!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Sweater knitting is my favorite knitting! That sweater will be beautiful in your color choice. I look forward to seeing how you progress.

AC said...

Wine helps SO MUCH with fixing knitting errors. Well, to a certain point, and then it becomes detrimental. It's like a curve. ;)

That sweater is GORGEOUS. Want.

Gabrielle @ Bee Wise Bags said...

That's a really beautiful sweater... I hope to knit something ambitious someday! Have a great weekend!

Jane said...

Way to go!

klccreations said...

I know how it is to get frustrated over a pattern. I love the pattern for your mom. Happy knitting.

Alexandra said...

What a shame you had to frog; I get mad at my knitting too when that happens!

The Drops cardigan is really easy to knit and goes fast. However, because it goes fast, just one little thing to keep in mind: don't forget the buttonholes :) Ask me how I know...

Emily said...

Good luck on the sweater!! :D:D

g-girl said...

i've had that sweater in my queue for years!!! good luck and can't wait to see it all finished. :)