Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Did I Jinx Myself?

Sometimes it really seems like Mother Nature is plotting against me. Don't get me wrong, I've really been enjoying the mild winter we've had this year (particularly days like today, when it was sunny and in the low 70s!), but it always seems to get warm just as I'm working on a sweater I'm really excited about.

Last week I had Thursday and Friday off from work, so for much of those two days, I parked myself in a comfy chair at my LYS and worked on my handspun sweater. As you can see, I made very good progress -- the back is complete and I'm a good way through the front.

The front is going rather slowly -- as is the nature of all that cabling -- but I love how it's turning out.

This piece will definitely take the most time, but it's at least quite engaging to work on. It's never boring because every row is just a little different, so I do need to pay attention to where I am on the chart. My yarn supply is also holding out well, too; I'm close to finishing my second skein, and I still have the three largest skeins (yardage-wise) left to knit.

I highly doubt I'll be able to wear this when I finish (too warm!), but it'll be really nice to have a new sweater to look forward to come fall.


  1. I keep telling myself that the Fitted February Pullover has holes that will provide ventilation...

  2. Those cables make me just want to run my hands over them. Lovely and textural!

  3. That 2nd picture is extra delicious! This is going to be such a special sweater!

  4. I agree with Pat. The second pic is lovely!!!

    Don't bother wearing it at MDSW! srsly. WHILE GORGEOUS you're right the mother nature loves her irony. (i finished a worsted weight cabely sweater recently...hehehe)