I’ve been back at work with my Papaya Sweater. But I gotta tell you, it’s slow going.
Not because it’s a difficult pattern. It’s super simple, relaxing knitting. It’s great TV knitting (we’re slowly catching up on Stranger things- so good!). I still like the color (though I’m still unsure why I purchased this tropical shade of pink-y orange-it’s so unlike my usual style).
The problem with this sweater is that it’s:
- Massive (Yes, I know I picked out an extra-long, extra-flowy sweater, so this one’s on me).
- Knit at a fairly small gauge (For a big ol’ sweater).
- Really big (I don’t think I can understate this).
- 100% stockinette (Like, that’s all it is!).
- Gigantic (For real, it’s just huge).
Don’t get me wrong, I like stockinette as much as the next lady. It’s beautiful and simple, it’s easy to do and blocks up like a dream. But, y’all, there’s so much of it. I’m only a few inches past the armpits and I’m already daydreaming of the shoulder shaping again. Maybe I should add a little bit of lace or some sort of texture along the fronts, or a small cable running down the “seams” under the arms.
Or (if I’m being honest) I’ll probably just keep moving right along, whining about all the stockinette, and working up a quick Christmas Ball or two when I get bored.
Anyway, I can always take a break from the body of the sweater to make up the arms, if the situation gets really dire.
What’s on your needles right now?
Actually ON the needles, I only have one: a k2 p2 ribbed hat in Ohio State scarlet & Gray for a friend. Saw the marled yarn and that was it. Probably will top with a white fur pompom.
Waiting for the yarn to make my first semi-fitted sweater type garment. Hoping to get it done for Christmas for a family member. We’ll see, lol!
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