I have a sweater deadline. This sweater that should have been finished weeks ago… But instead of finishing up said sweater I made sure I cast on the three sweaters I’m planning for me this year, cause that’s important right?
Results of Procrastination…
I’m not sure it is solid planning to cast on all the things, but it sure is fun. Why not you ask? For one, I could learn things from a completed sweater that may help me to make the rest of them perfect. I could finish a sweater and realize I prefer a tighter upper arm, a longer body, or back neck shaping. If I had done them one at a time, I would be able to correct for the next sweater. There is also the forgetfulness factor, if I switch between projects or gasp put one aside, I may forget where I am (not such a big deal in my case) or worse, if I am working in any modifications. But, contrary to all of my knitting common sense, I just wanted to cast on all the things.
Three Yummy Sweaters
My Flax is just simple now. The yoke is done, I’ve tried it on a couple of times and was pleased with the results, so now it is knit knit knit for 20″ or so. Perfect knitting for car rides, coffee with friends, or late nights. While I think the Windswept is the most practical piece to finish for Spring, I suspect the Flax will be done first.
Which brings me to my spring cardigan, Windswept! It is moving along nicely, I’ve decided to make it a cardigan (I’ll detail the mods on the blog) but I haven’t made it to the sleeve split yet. The yarn is soft and bright and it makes me happy whenever I pick it up.
But there was something so alluring about that beautiful Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘black cherry’ that I simply had to wind it, had to find the right needles, had to pull up the Prairie Fire pattern and HAD to cast on. This project is lovely. The deep red is as alluring knit up as it was in the skein and the pattern is kind of addictive. So there it is, the three sweaters I hope to be wearing in the fall!
Anyone else like to cast on all the things at once?
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