Monday, September 12, 2011

Knitting for Christmas

Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,

I have some time today to post to the blog. The washer repairman is scheduled to be here sometime between 8am and 5pm, so I am tethered to the house right now waiting for him to arrive.

This is a blessing and a curse. I am forced to catch up on some things here that really need it (paperwork), though I really can't run out even for a moment to take care of any errands until after the repair.
I've been working on a DK weight (size 4 needles) sweater since last February. It follows the basic framework given in Beth Brown-Reinsel's book "Knitting Ganseys." It is very difficult to photograph well.

I am trying to finish it before Christmas as my gift to DH.

Instead of knitting in his initials into the left front lower corner, I knitted our "family logo," which is "circle square triangle," which means "I love you." (Circle is made with one line, just like "I" is spelled with one letter. Square is made with four lines, just like "love" is spelled with four letters. Triangle is made with three lines, just like "you" is spelled with three letters.):
The front bands are rather flimsy, so I'm definitely going to be sewing some grosgrain ribbon along the backside of the bands to make them more robust. I calculated that I will meet my Christmas deadline if I am able to average 8 rows per day on the sleeves.

One other thing - I might run short of yarn. I'll know for sure after this first sleeve is finished. I could order more yarn, but the dye lot would be different, which may or may not be an issue. Crossing that bridge when I get to it, though I'm taking your advice to "knit really fast" when you think you might run out of yarn.

Okay, so back to my other chores! I hope this note finds you all well!

Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)

8 comments:

Lauren said...

DK sweater for a grown man! You are an ambitious one :) (this coming from a worsted-only adult sweater knitter) Hope you can knit fast enough to make it with your yarn ;-)

Ledra said...

I definitely agree. I try not to knit anything bigger than a sock in anything other than worsted weight!

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I try not to knit anything bigger than a sock in anything other than worsted weight!

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Bernard Fleck said...

Hi, I don’t know how you ladies do it but sewing & knitting are a few things that we men have no patience for. =) My wife has been making stuff for just over a year now and our 8y.o. daughter is interested in following her footsteps. She has just finished the water bottle holder/carrier craft you shared last year. And it’s really handy during work because I’m the lucky recipient. Wonderful project.

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