Ooh, guys! My sweater is coming along great! In fact, I’ve finished the knitting! Woo hoo!
However, I’ve got two things standing in my way of being completely finished:
1. Ends. So. Many. Ends. 5 colors, three sections of sweater, plus Kitchener for the underarms and a few other odd ends from sleeves and collar and such. I really don’t want to weave them in. It seems unfair that you “finish” a project, then have to spend another three hours actually finishing it. A smarter person would have woven in the ends as they went. Sigh.
2. I’m a little worried about the floats, especially on the sleeves. I was really on the fence about adding the color work on the sleeves, but decided to go ahead and do it (which I’m glad about- I think it turned out really cute). But, those floats are kinda long, and my kid’s fingers are kinda small and prone to getting stuck in small places, so I worry about running into difficulty getting him dressed The only thing I can hope for at this point is that they felt up a little bit with wear. Because I’m not undoing and redoing them again. I refuse.
But, despite my whining and worrying, I really am pleased with how this sweater is turning out. It’s probably the cutesiest thing I’ve made for my kid (usually I dress him like a little old man). And the little radishes/turnips just make me so happy. It’s funny how fast I can get something done when I really enjoy the project!
Have you been working on anything particularly fun lately?
No answer to the ends ….
For kids, I just turn up the sleeve past the colorwork before I ‘insert’ hand and arm. ❤
That is absolutely adorable 💖😍🤗 what an amazing job you’ve done-those colours are fanulous together.
I’ve learnt of a new to me method of joining wool so that you don’t need to sew in the ends-clasped weft join. I’ve yet to try it but the YouTube videos I have watched make a lot of sense
What a fun project! I had an epiphany one day about working the finishes of a project, you know seaming, weaving, blocking etc. I simply decided not to consider the project done before I have done everything. Everything! It’s hard to explain, but somehow this has completely changed how I feel about weaving in the ends. Now, it’s part of the work, not something annoying I have to do after I’ve finished. The mind is a strong and powerful tool.