Friday, December 22, 2006

Ain't that always the way?

So, I was looking at the amount of yarn I have left for the sweater for my brother. And I was comparing it to how much yarn I've used. Bad things ensued. Basically, I realized that I'm more than likely going to run out of yarn, and there's really nothing I can do. I thought to myself, it'll be fine, I'll just order more. So I hopped onto the KnitPicks website to order more.

The Knit Picks Swish Superwash yarn in the Deep Ocean colorway I'm using won't be available until after 1/17/2007.

I'm getting nervous.

Edited to add: Since I more than likely have enough yarn to do the second sleeve but probably not the front, I think My tactic is going to be to do the sleeves in the same dye lot and then get more yarn for the front if I need it.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Greensleeves - the Blue edition

I finally got around to winterizing the blog! Now if I could only find some time to work on The Reflection Aran Pullover for my brother so it might have a chance of getting done before christmas (HA!), but more importantly so I can actually get progress shots, I can start actually blogging again. I kinda miss writing about my knitting.

This project really doesn't have too much going on in it to blog about. There's a lot of knitting the same thing. I feel like there's really not anything worthy to blog about until I actually finish a part of it. So I blogged after the back was done, and I'll prolly do so again after I finish this sleeve, but then the front will take me FOREVER. What I should do is get another pair of fours and start the front so that when I get bored knitting the sleeve I can hop on over to the front, and when I get tired of the front (there's a lot of cables and it looks like something I'm going to have to think about), I can go back to knitting a sleeve.

Reflection Aran pullover Sleeve progress 12-16

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Some long awaited progress!

Yes, I'm alive, and once you see what I've been working on, you'll realize that I'm not only insane, but, in fact, had to step away from the blog for a bit. You see, I've got this sweater I'm knitting for my brother with size 4 needles. Yes, that's right. Size four needles. So, it's no wonder it took me a month to knit 26.5 inches of this:

Reflection Aran Pullover Back

That's it! The back is done! Now I just have that completely complicated front and two sleeves! Oh man. This is never getting done before Christmas. Ah well.

I'm finding that the more I knit with the Swish Superwash, the more I can't get the blue dye off of my fingers. At least I like blue. I hope the dye doesn't turn my brother into Grover.

I started the bottom of the first sleeve at SNB on Tuesday night.

Reflection Aran Pullover sleeve 1

You can see with clarity the evil size four needles there can't you? Thought so. They will be my undoing. I know you're generally supposed to do the sleeves one after the other, but if I did that, I was going to really go insane. So I decided to split the sleeves up and work on them seperately. I can't wait till this sweater's done and I can go and knit up that really quick Weekend Pullover from Weekend Knitting.

I just wish there were a prayer in hell this would get done before Christmas.