Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NaKniSweMo

I've joined the NaKniSweMo KAL on Ravelry along with my good friend Jennie. I haven't been knitting a lot lately..not very much at all actually. I moved in with my boyfriend at the end of October and I'm still transitioning. My knitting stuff is everywhere because I didn't prepare very well for the move and my knitting stuff was all over my apartment. It's all between about ten different boxes and bins and finding enough needles to actually start my sweater for the NaKniSweMo KAL was tough enough. Thankfully the yarn I chose for the sweater was already residing at my boyfriend's house... As for the pattern, well, I couldn't find my notes on the sweater anywhere. I've decided to reknit my Wine Sweater...So I took out the original sweater, sat down, and recreated it on paper. I did a pretty good job-jotting down the pattern in about an hour. Now to test out my ability to analyze my sweater and knit another from my improvised pattern. Once I've knit the sweater, I will sit down and write it up with different sizes and all and after a test knit, make it available on Ravelry.

So, back to the KAL info. I'm knitting the sweater, once again, with Cascade 220. This time I am using the Heathers in the color Dune. I cast on Monday night and knit about 5" of the first sleeve. I'm proud to say that I finished the first sleeve last night and will be (hopefully) casting on for the second sleeve tonight. If that goes just as fast as the first, then I could have this sweater done in little more time than the first time (granted it was in college, but I knit the sweater in less than a week)...it's a really easy knit. I'm so glad to have my sweater mojo back. I miss knitting sweaters. I love knitting sweaters. I think if I do finish this one pretty quick, I will probably knit another one.

2 comments:

Crystal said...

That was fast woman! It looks so pretty!!!

Jaylene said...

Always impressed with my girl! XO Mom