More Progress

I’m still plugging away at my sweater! Both sleeves are done and I’m almost to the armhole steeks on the body.

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Sleeves! Almost done weaving in ends.

I hit a bit of a hiccup early last week when I ran out of one of my colors of yarn!!  I thought for sure I had another ball, but no such luck.  A wonderful Raveler had some extras she was selling (because of course Knit Picks was out of it!), so I had a couple of new balls in my hands by Friday.  I was upset for the lost knitting time at first, but I pulled myself together quickly (with the much-appreciated help of sane advice from a few of my Master Knitter friends) and used the time to weave in ends, write the pattern, and go over the rest of my notebook. 🙂

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Body – almost to armscyes.

I need to start thinking about my buttonband – and whether I’ll even have buttonholes or not (I could do clasps instead) and how I would work the buttonholes if I do them.  I plan on swatching for that soon.  I also need to do some swatching to figure out my pick up ratio for the collar and the buttonband – I swatched for the colorwork portion at the very beginning of this process, but didn’t really swatch the corrugated ribbing by itself. I also need to figure out how I will handle the collar – I want it to be a plain shirt collar style, but in order to drape the proper way there needs to be more fabric at the end of the collar than the neckline start- and I’m not sure yet how I will handle that.  Possibly changing needle sizes to loosen the gauge as you get farther from the neckline, or else I’ll need to work increases – but I’m not sure I’ll like the pattern on the collar with increases.  We’ll see – I have a bit of swatching ahead of me!!

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Caught in the act of trying to steal yarn!

Oh, and my Guild members have requested that I take lots of pictures, and possibly video, when I cut the steek(s). 🙂  So be on the lookout for a post dedicated to working and cutting steeks in the near future.

Time keeps ticking by – I’m going to be lucky if I can get this sweater done by the end of February, I think!  I’m sorely tempted to give the boys a week off from school – homeschooling and household management is eating up so much time that I could be knitting instead!! 😉

Happy Knitting!!

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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