I made it!


I know I said in yesterday’s post that the work load is becoming easier here on the farm, but, it isn’t so true this week. This week Mister is away and whilst the rest of us work a little bit harder to keep up without him here, there is something else that happens when he is away.

I knit.

No surprise there then – I knit a lot anyway. But when there is no one else bugging me around, and when I’m not eating or sleeping [and I should say showering, but I’ve been known to even trade that for extra knit time – don’t judge] I really knit. And I do a lot of it.
So far I have caught up on a few projects that have been sitting around for too long, most of which were really close to be finished anyway, but there is one of them on which I have made HUGE progress.

I made it to the hem!! I have knit what feels like miles and miles to the bottom of the body of my Umbrellas project for my luvinthemommyhood Summer Sweater KAL! I could write more about my experience in getting there, but I can pretty much sum it up in three words – I just knit.
When I finished up the 20-odd final garter rows I remembered to pull out my newly purchased book by Leslie Ann Bestor titled, Cast On Bind Off, which is a GREAT resource for the perfect beginning and end to any project. I am happy with the elastic bind off I chose as it allows the fabric to sit comfortably, with plenty of ease, on my hips –  honestly, I still can’t quite believe I made it!

Up next? The sleeves. I bought more yarn than the pattern called for in the hopes of knitting the sleeves a little longer than designed. I have a little more than one ball left ~50g, or, ~198yds. Not only do I not have a ton of yarn left to work with, but looking at the projects from other wonderful knitters, and how this knit already looks on me, I’m thinking that I will stick to the pattern and knit them as written. Which means I’m even closer to being finished!

The final thing to decide upon is buttons… and like most of you, I’m sure, I have a great tin I love diving into.

The KAL ends on September 30th, which makes my decision to keep the sleeves short even sweeter as I have to get my knit on and have this knit all wound up and finished in the next week or so. Good job Mister is away for a few more days!!…

Head over to luvinthemommyhood.com to see what everyone else is working on and where there is a great post from Rebecca of Nook about blocking – and let me tell you, I cannot WAIT to block this guy!

9 thoughts on “I made it!

  1. Ohhhhh!!! That looks like a great book! I’ll have to check it out. And your sweater…dying to see it on you!!! Yay for getting time to knit. I hope my time comes soon. So many other projects on the go my knitting has been neglected 🙁

  2. I have to check out that book – thanks for the suggestion. I LOVE that tin of buttons. It makes me want to dive right in and dig around too. Congrats on the knitting time. I’ve been getting a lot too, as I’ve been traveling these past couple of weeks, and since hubby drives, I get to knit! Hope you get finished with time to spare!

  3. Umbrellas looks so lovely in those tones. Would look great in my wardrobe 🙂 That book looks brilliant. I have added it to my amazon wish list. I am hoping that my husband will notice….

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