Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Double Trouble

One of the things I love about blogging is being able to see progress. For me knitting feels like a slow process. I love sitting in the morning with my coffee or at the end of a long day at work and relaxing while I play with my yarn. I focus on each stitch and row as it comes so I sometimes forget how much I've accomplished. I was about to write that this week has been busy so there's not much progress, but looking back at last week's posting I realized that my sweater has nearly doubled in size this week.


I'm so glad I chose to make both fronts at the same time. I messed up and repeated one of the rows. I didn't discover it until I'd knit three more rows. It's not a major mistake (if you look really closely at this picture you might see it,) but I know that if I was knitting one piece at a time I'd have frogged it. Since I knew the mistake was minor and was the same on both pieces I decided to leave it. I still love my DPNs so I probably won't use this method for socks, but I definitely see using it again for sweater fronts.


18 comments:

  1. moving along very very nicely!!!! Just think.....you'll be ready when we finally say goodbye to these summer temps!!! (me, I ususally decide to cast on for a sweater when I feel the first winter chill!)

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    1. Thank you. I cast this on in March thinking it would make a nice sweater for those cool spring days so I really can't claim too much foresight. I'm sure I will be very happy to have this when that winter chill creeps in.

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  2. It's looking great! I hate making mistakes and noticing it later . . . sometimes I'm just too impatient and go with the flow, and sometimes I tediously frog it back. Generally depends on whether or not it's a for me or a give! ;-)

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    1. Thanks. It usually depends on the mood I'm in and how easy it is to fix the mistake. This morning I made another mistake and remembered the trick of slipping my stitches onto a set of DPNs and just dropping the five stitches that were wrong. Now I wish I had remembered that trick three inches ago.

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  3. Very pretty yarn- can't wait to see the finished project.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm really excited to see this sweater finished too.

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  4. Coming along nicely, its looking good.

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    1. Thanks. I'm really liking this lace pattern.

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  5. Lots of progress for sure! I just love those colors too.

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    1. Thanks. I really love this color too.

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  6. Oh gosh those colours are like little jewels, absolutely stunning.

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    1. I've never really thought of the color as little jewels, but I like that description. Thanks for visiting!

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