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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Time Out

You know the cardigan I'm knitting?  I'm working on the first sleeve?

Well, now I'm not.  I'm going to frog the first sleeve because I'm not happy with my short rows.  I think I did them the way I always did but I don't like the way they look.  I've never had a problem with them before, so I might not be doing them the way I always did.  I can't remember.  Once I frog the sleeve, I'm going to put the whole project in Time Out.  Not only do I need to read up on short rows, but I am just not motivated to work on the cardigan right now.  So I'm not.  It might be in Time Out for a week, or it could be for longer.  I will finish the cardigan because I like it and I'm happy with the way it looks in my handspun, and I'm still liking the little apple blossom button.  I just don't want to knit on it right now.

This means I'm going to stop the Sweaters 2013 project too, since this cardigan is supposed to be finished by the end of the month.  I love knitting sweaters, but I think I need a few smaller projects between them.  I'll keep the stash yarns matched up with patterns - that will make things easier when I'm ready to knit sweaters again, but I'll do them when I'm ready to do them.  Since I made the rules, I can change them, right?

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Blogger Linda said...

I also have been knitting on my own year of sweaters. But my goal was only 6, since mine are twice the size of yours. Thanks to expectant friends, 3 have been baby sweaters. Because I too decided I can change the rules.
Thanks for the inspiration!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Aves said...

Carol Feller has a free craftsy class on short rows

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Carie said...

You can definitely change the rules!

As for short rows, have you tried shadow wraps? They're relatively new to me but have become my go to method. Alice of Socktopus had a blog post on them a while ago which is a great reference.

3:54 PM  

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