Saturday, December 09, 2006

slow going

remember back in the beginning of november, when i posted about finishing my red sweater in time for christmas?....
well.
unlikely isn't even the word for it. it's still at the same stage as the last posting, working away on the cabled band for the empire waist (at least the band is longer, about 18" or so, although it needs to be about 36"). it's getting quite frustrating because i have the whole sweater planned out in my head - i can see it, and it's fabulous! a wide horizontal cabled empire waistband & smaller horizontal cabled bands along the neckline & the bottom of the sleeves & body; vertical cables to emphasize the side seams of the body, up the undersides of the sleeves, and up the raglan decreases; a longer tunic-type length & long bell sleeves.....
sigh. if only i could knit as fast as i can plan! it would perhaps help if i wasn't knitting 4 ply yarn on 2.5mm needles...
& everyone else seems to be whizzing along - i'm getting a bit discouraged seeing everyone finished work, & really reall want mine to progress more quickly! so the goal for the week is to finish the cabled waistband & start the lower body of the sweater... i'll keep you posted.

2 comments:

Kucki said...

Don't be discouraged. It sounds like it will be wonderful. It also sounds very intricate in small gauge, so that will need more time than a large gauge stockinette piece. I for one am looking forward to the result. If not for christmas, then some other festive occasion will be extra special due to your self-designed sweater.

Jo said...

Poor TigerLilith, but honestly you're only slightly delayed compared to some of us. I'm only now getting going on the back of my Celtic Vest, after trying 'leventy-million times to vanquish the Starmore Eriskay (and failing miserably). Darn near gave up altogether, but didn't. Now I'm grateful that you at least are still near enough to the beginning to be company for me. Finishing date? I'll settle for just finishing some time!
Jo
http://celticmemoryyarns.blogspot.com