Monday, January 14, 2008

Bulky V-Neck Pullover

I guess like most knitters, I have several knitting projects going on at once. But, it makes me feel like I'm a VERY slow knitter!

I think part of the beauty of knitting is that you always know before you finish a project what your next 2 or 3 (or 8) projects will be! I get so excited just thinking about the next piece I'm going to cast on!!!

I've been working on this Knitting Pure & Simple pattern for a couple of months now. My goal is to have it finished by the end of the month so that maybe I'll get to wear it at least once this winter.

The yarn is Mission Falls Merino superwash & it feels so soft & warm. The yarn has suffered "ripping". Yes, ripping!!! It's a "neck down" sweater & I had knit down many inches below the v-neck & noticed a MISTAKE. Damn it all!!! It was one of those times where I had to take it & put it away for a couple weeks before I could look at it again.

Now, the band that goes around the bottom edge, which was knit with smaller needles than the rest of the sweater is curling up. I did bind off with larger needles though!!! Will I be able to get this to lay flat when I block the sweater???

The neck edge is also knit with the smaller needles & right where the arm seams meet the next edge it puckers.............I'm wondering!!! Do I need to do the dreaded dead again???

Shucks, maybe if I hold my mouth just right while I'm blocking it, it will work out......... you know like Cindy does when she's spinning.


Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said... have gotten a lot done on this!!!! I can't help with the know me and my long term committent phobias....I only knit short attention span projects!!! LOL!!!

It really looks great and can't wait for you to wear it to Knit Night!!

Bubblesknits said...

I say block it first. Don't rip it again unless you know for sure that it needs it.

Or get Cindy to teach you how to hold your mouth. hehehe

You's damn hard to type around a cat. *sigh*

catknits said...

Looks like you will be able to wear it soon! Just hold that mouth and I am sure it will block out!

grace said...

I think that might be the ticket. Just make sure you hold your mouth in a good blocking position! hahaha!

Anonymous said...

MOM, your a Freak!!! Hmmmm....I guess I get it honestly---I love you.


Anonymous said...

Not much more to go! You will soon be done! I love knitting pure and simple patterns

Cindy said...

Well...... You know me, hold your mouth right and cuss like hell.