Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweaters are "spring"ing to mind

Despite the impending Spring (not that you'd know it - they are calling for snow tonight) and all my hopes for flowers, I've actually had sweaters on the brain a lot lately.

I have so many sweaters and cardigans in my Rav queue, not to mention a stash of beautiful yarns in sweater amounts squirreled away in my studio (enough for 10 sweaters of varying styles to be exact). But lately - I've been knitting smaller projects - mostly socks and shawls.

The last sweater I made was finished in March of last year (Tea Leaves Cardigan) It didn't take me too long either - about three months. It was simple and worsted, but that's pretty good considering Dave's Leo took me about two years. Since I started knitting, I've only made 9 sweaters.

So I want to make a serious effort to complete at least three sweaters this year. One (my Sloppy Sweater) is about 1/3 done.

The other I have on the needles is Fable, which I'm knitting in Fluffy Cat fingering. I started it back in August - but got distracted by shawls, shawls and more shawls. Seeing as it's a small, light sweater, I figured it would be great to resurrect as "spring knitting".

I dug it from the dark depths of WIP purgatory tonight... only to discover - I have no idea where I left off... or even which size I was doing! (and of course, I'd neglected to record it on Ravelry).

So.... Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiibit!

Yep.. I started all over. This is how much I got accomplished in 3 hours....
This one is going to take a while....... good thing it's small.


zoom said...

I can't get over what a prolific knitter you are! You just keep churning stuff out all the time. I'm going to go look at your tea leaves sweater now. I think it's in queue. (I feel like I've accomplished something if I put a knitting project in my queue, even if I never get around to knitting it.)

Monika said...

You still knit a lot, considering you have to go to work too! :o)
This fable will be so cute, and it's not too long, so you'll get it done too- eventually. ;o) How did Fluffy take the ripping?

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh that's too bad you had to start over. Its hard, because while you are kniting, you think, of course I'll keep knitting this tomorrow, so you don't mark off where you are ... I do that too! Lovely color for that one!

toni in florida said...

oh, but it's beautiful yarn! what a joy to be able to knit *more* with it!