Wednesday, September 3, 2008
This, the third of the current projects is the one moving the most slowly. It's called the Flutter Sleeve Cardigan from IK Spring '08. It's a really cute sweater! But there's no fluttering going on in this house. No fluttering for weeks now.
It was started over the July 4th weekend The initial knitting flew by. I was on a rippin' streak. Within three or four days I had knit up the back and both fronts. I was in love. Head over heels in love. I couldn't believe my luck. The yarn was in the stash. The first swatch was perfect. I cast on and away I went. No mistakes, no problems, it was easy as pie. My heart fluttered at the thought of wearing this one before summer's end.
Then. Screeching halt. The button band! You mean to tell me I have to knit up a small width of 9 stitches in seed stitch? And then I have to sew it on? Wait, I didn't sign up for this! It's easy - convince oneself. But it's so boring! I sobered up. And then I avoided. I didn't want to face the notion I'd made some error in judgement. Was it only flirtation and not true love?
You can see I have made some progress on the band. But it's only the first one and I haven't even finished that yet! I let my heart get seduced by other suitors. I got distracted trying to win over a skeptic. Excuses.
Posted by knithound brooklyn at 12:06 AM