I made some serious progress on knitting this week. I think it definitely helps that I’m mostly working on projects for kids lately, so that definitely helps. Those work up so much quicker than full sized sweaters for me. The progress feels really good.
This is Luca’s Lord Loxley Pullover. It’s not done yet. I still need to do the sleeves, sew in the snap tape, and block it, but it’s looking pretty good. If you didn’t know it was supposed to have sleeves it would look pretty done. Bear wanted to wear it right away, and it’s becoming tempting not to put it away for Christmas. Christmas can come early, right? It’s certainly big enough that if it gets put aside for Christmas it will still be plenty big by then. It feels really good to have Christmas knitting out of the way so soon.
I will say that with this pattern there was a little bit of improvising. There were a couple points where things just didn’t add up, so I decided to fudge it and go with it anyway, particularly in the hood. It all worked out pretty well, so I’m not complaining. There’s also reference to a stripe pattern for the sleeves, but I can’t find a listing for the stripe pattern anywhere, which may just be my own oversight. Even so, I’m loving how this turned out and I’d definitely recommend the pattern to another knitter. I can’t be sure I’ll ever knit another one (mostly because there are too many other patterns I want to knit while the kids are still small), but it was definitely a fun knit and totally worth it.
This is Sander’s Thingamajigger. I love this pattern so far. I’m finding that I really like knitting top-down raglan sweaters. I’ve only knit one this way, but so far I think it’s my favorite construction. Of course, we’ll see how I feel about it when I go back to pick up stitches for the turtle neck and the sleeves, since I hate picking up stitches, but so far I absolutely love it.
I have to admit, there’s a part of this pattern that has me really intimidated. I’ve been looking ahead and I’m really confused about how the pockets are done. I’m sure I’ll be able to figure them out, and if not, there are a lot of people who have knit it on Ravelry, so there are plenty of people to ask. But this is my first ever project with pockets, so this is entirely new to me. I’m kind of excited to do it, honestly.
Though I don’t have a picture, I’ve almost finished a single sock too. I only really work on it when I’m babysitting, so I don’t make much progress with it, but it’s getting there. I’ll eventually have a pair of socks to show off.
Pretty much everything else has been on hold. I haven’t been knitting on my scarf, though I really should. One sweater is on hold because I’m waiting to hear back from Knit Picks on it (though I’m less than hopeful and may just make it up as I go along). I have another sweater that’s on hold because, honestly, I’m just not up for working on that much in the way of cables right now. I have slippers that I’ve started and I really need to go back and finish. There’s a hat that just needs ends woven in and tassels put on. There’s a lot that needs love. This is very much not like me, but I guess I’m just becoming like the average knitter. I have to admit, it’s kind of nice to have projects to cycle through, just for the fun of it.