The blog’s been a little thin lately, unfortunately. I’ve been working on some really cool patterns for you guys, but unfortunately, I can’t share them with you yet. (Actually, I signed a contract that said I have to keep them secret. I’m really excited about this, but I realize it makes me sound a little like a tool.) Soon enough, you’ll get to see what I’m working on.
But what I can show you is my progress on my Persistence is Key sweater. Remember, I accidentally-on-purpose ended up with a box full of camel-colored wool, and needed a sweater pattern?
Well, I’ve been knitting away, between other projects, getting a few rows done every day, and the sweater is growing. It’s a top-down sweater, and I’ve gotten the shoulders and body done down to right around the belly-button. It’s an extremely detailed pattern, a little more complicated than I usually pick out, but the sweater is coming along marvelously.
I’m absolutely in love with the cable that runs down the back of the sweater (even though it’s a huge pain in the butt). And the yarn I’m using (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash) is doing a fantastic job of showing the cable at its best.
(Oh my god! Just now, looking at the two photographs, I realized that I did the surrounding cables wrong! See how the two surrounding cables on the yellow sweater twist in different directions? Mine both twist in the same direction. Shoot! I guess I’ve got some thinking to do. Should I let it go, and just live with the cables the way they are, or should I pull out the cable, and reknit it the other direction? What do you think?)
So, that’s what’s on my needles. What are you working on? I’d love to hear about your projects. And, if you want to send me a photo (email@example.com), I’d love to share your knitting with everybody else on the blog.
I’ve done the same exact thing on a sweater and knitted two cable columns the same instead of opposite directions. Since I wasn’t too far along, I dropped just the cable stitches and re-knit the cable column going the right direction. If I had been really far along, I might have just lived with it. I think I would have been the only one who noticed.
I love the pattern. It’s beautiful! 🙂
I was thinking the same thing. I’m probably 18 inches or so into the sweater, so it’d be a whole big to-do if I was to re-knit them. I guess it depends on how perfectionist-y I decide on being.
Leave it! It looks beautiful, and now this pattern is uniquely yours! To me, the best and most authentic part of any handknit piece is the inevitable “flaw” that makes it one of a kind.
The practical part of me agrees, 100%. The perfectionist part of me is not so sure. I’ll have to let it sit for a while and see who wins out.
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October, with all my cousins at Drumhellers apple festival, bluegrass music, local ruritans selling Brunswick stew ,funnel cake , games, homemade crafts all in Lovingston near Charlottesville Va. I will be knitting something while there. Love it.