Okay, I’ll admit it. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been a slacker about knitting and even more of a slacker about posting. I’m way behind in my plans for the year, and at this rate I’ll be lucky if I finish the sweaters I need to do by Christmas. But all is not lost! I’m back on the game again.
Let’s start with this one. I started this quite a while ago and got it done, but I didn’t post it. I’m not totally thrilled with how visible the pockets are, but I guess I can’t complain too much. He absolutely loves it! Now I just need to make sure it makes it under the tree! With cold weather coming up I wouldn’t be surprised if he wants it sooner, but it’s still decently warm right now.
And this scarf? It’s actually mostly done now. I just need to wash it really well and snip all the ends. I think I have one end left to weave in and that’s done. It turned out beautifully. It was actually the first project I picked up again when I started back on knitting. I wanted to have it done in time for the cool weather to roll in. Bonus that it was a little meditative. It’s funny because I originally put it down because it was starting to slog and it just got boring, but when I picked it up again, that became my zen. I’m kind of sad that it’s done because I can’t knit on it anymore!
The next major project to get done was Link’s sweater. As much as I got sick of it early on because it was merciless amounts of ribbing, I actually found I kind of enjoyed parts of this knit. I might even consider making another one at some point. I particularly love the way the ends of the sleeves look.
And this is it mostly done. I still need to weave in the ends, and I probably will once I’m finally feeling a little better. I got hit with the plague and that’s been the end of that. I haven’t wanted to focus on something as fiddly as that. On top of all that, it’s a very dark sweater, which makes it difficult to weave ends on at night. It’s got to be done by September 30th so it can be packed away for a camping trip, even though it’s a Christmas present. He needs something warm to wear, and this is just perfect.
This is the point where I prove just how much of an evil mom I am! This is my daughter. You know what she’s doing? Yeah, she’s balling yarn by hand because I don’t have a yarn baller and swift. And whose yarn is she balling? Well, it’s the yarn for her own Christmas sweater! I know, I’m an awful mom, making her work for her own Christmas present! It’s a good thing she likes balling yarn!
The sweater is definitely coming right along. It’s slow progress because it’s got a lot of cables, alternating rows and all of that. It’s a lot more complicated than I’d really hoped it would be, but it’s going to look amazing in the end. I don’t love the color as it’s a bit dark and it’s hard to see the pattern, but it’s what she wanted when I ordered it. Now I just have to race against the clock to get it done by Christmas! It’s the biggest of the sweaters and the most complicated. It’s going to be interesting getting this one done!