You might be wondering how the green sweater has gone pink. No I haven't dyed it. I got two of my Valentine's Day gifts early and I get to announce them today. I've been struggling to get the Pintrest image to hover over my pictures so linking can be easy. My husband figured out how to add that to the blog, and has added a thing that causes thumbnails of related posts to show up at the bottom of posts. (This one only works when you are in a specific post. If you're on the home page you have to click on the title of the post to see related posts.) After spending a half hour working on those things my husband commented that he felt he was getting off easy and asked if there was anything else I wanted. I suggested he could always get me a sheep.
This blog has been a great motivator this week. On Sunday I had 13 rows left until I reached the armscye. I got it into my head that if I really focused I could finish those rows before today's posting. Last night I had four rows left. I usually don't knit four rows on weeknights. I'm too tired to give the charts the focus they need, but nothing new was on t.v. We found some reruns of one of my favorite shows and I finished the last four rows in the chart!
The next step involves knitting the left front, back, and right front as separate pieces. The pieces not being worked on get slipped to waste yarn. I always hate slipping things to waste yarn because it's such a hassle to put them back on the needles. When I woke up this morning I remembered that I'm using interchangeable needles. Rather than slipping the stitches not being worked on to waste yarn I can just move my needles to a new cable and leave the current cable in the stitches. Then when I'm ready to pick up those stitches I can put my needle back on the cable and I'm ready to knit the next set of stitches. (This method would also work with fixed circular needles by using a second circular needle.)
*Update: I keep forgetting to include the link to the pattern. Sorry about that. This sweater is KnitPicks Fogarty Creek Blazer. You can get the sweater as an individual pattern of part of the Rocky Shores book. I love all 6 patterns in the book and would recommend spending the extra money to get the book instead of the single pattern. I'll probably be making more items from the collection in the future.