Look! A finished baby sweater!
This is the Child’s Placket Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and it is indeed a gift. According to the book this sweater is supposed to take 4-6 hours. Yeah. When pigs fly. Now granted, I started and ripped and started and ripped because first my gauge was too loose and then I realized I didn’t have the corrected version of the pattern. I’m sure that threw off my timing. I was also confused about attaching the arms and, even with wonderful help from Rachel and Cari, that did slow me down a bit. Bit still. 4-6 hours of knitting? Doubtful.
You guys really inspired me with your comments and encouragement about my irrational cable fears. So, while I was between projects this past weekend, I pulled out this book I got from Knit Picks, Cable Needle Freedom by Carole Wulster. And I’m working my way through it and it’s not too bad. I think it hurts my wrists a little bit and I know I could use sharper pointed needles but the charts and symbols, which have been my biggest challenge, are starting to make sense. I can see that at some point it might even be kind of fun.
Look! Handspun yarn cakes!