I keep thinking of things to post and then I say to myself I need to take a picture of that so I can write a blog about it, but then I never take a picture so I never blog about it (excuses, I know), so perhaps I shall start a pictureless blog (which isn’t any fun, but I’m doing it anyway).
For the past month or so have had a burning (yes, burning) desire to finish a sweater. Any sweater. I’m usually a pretty monogamous knitter but right now I have three (three!) sweaters going, for various reasons, all of which refuse to finish. I was working on that blue thing with the cables from last post for a long while and then the sleeves would not end; I kept knitting and they kept not growing and I got frustrated. And I’m going to have to buy another skein of yarn anyway and redo the waist shaping because somehow I managed to make simple increases and decreases look like crap, so that has been put to the side for now.
So I started the Dutchess Raglan, because the only yarn I have in abundance enough to make a sweater is a random cone of Classic Elite Yarns Newport, which I got on sale at my LYS a year or so ago ($5 cone!). It’s way heavier than what I usually go for but I’ve had it forever and I felt I needed to do something with it. So I knit away on my dutchess raglan but was once again thwarted when I arrived at the sleeves as I do not own any size 9 double pointed needles which is exactly the size I needed to make the sleeves happen.
So what to do other than pick up kaleidoscope, which I abandoned last year not because of sleeves but because I chose to knit it in such a freakishly small gauge it just stopped getting larger (much the same problem as the sleeves from the first cardigan I mentioned).
So now I have size 9 double pointed needles but since kaleidoscope seems to be moving along now I think I’ll stick with that for awhile. And that’s the saga of my multiple sweaters right now, all of which are only half way finished. Perhaps when one starts to work out for me I’ll take a picture.