Pardon my French, but holy balls, you guys! This is my 800th post!
That’s a lot of posts.
That’s a lot of photos and a lot of knitting. A lot of patterns (both my patterns and other peoples’ patterns), and even a book. I know I say it every time that I reach a milestone of one sort or another, but holy cow, you guys! Thank you! It’s insane to me that I’ve been at this for so long, and that people like what I’m saying enough to continue to follow along.
But here’s the thing. I’m writing this from the past, in preparation for my maternity leave. I still have my brain more-or-less in tact, and have been (usually) getting enough sleep, and I still have trouble coming up with new ideas for posts from time to time.
So, is there anything that you want to see? More patterns? Different patterns? New tutorials? More pictures of my dog? (That one’s easy.)Holler at your girl and let me know! And let’s do another 800 posts! Woo!
I’ve made it through the tricky part (as far as this sweater has a tricky part; it’s exceptionally simple). The shoulders look great, and I made it to the arm/body split, otherwise known as the armpit.
From now on, it’s basically straight stockinette down to the extra-long hem (unless I get really antsy and try doing something fancy).
I want this sweater to be as long as I can possibly make it, so I’m going to do a couple inches (probably to the end of this skein) on the body, then switch over and finish off the sleeves. That way, I can work to the very last inch of the very last skein to make the rest of the body. (We all know how well my last game of yarn chicken went… let’s hope this one works out a little better.)I really like how this sweater is turning out- I keep thinking of outfits it would be perfect with. But, I have a while to go before I get to take this bad boy off my needles. I just need to buckle down and turn into a real knitting machine.
Have you been working on any marathon projects lately?