This space has been seriously neglected in recent weeks, and I only have one excuse – lighting! That’s right, I blame light for my lack of blog posts because it hasn’t been around lately for me to take pictures. I can’t make it home before it’s too dark for photos, and although it’s been sunny during the week, each weekend seems to bring back gray cloudy skies, cold temperatures and even a little bit of rain! Total bummer when you really want to take some knitting pictures to share with your friends.
So I’ve decided that, in the absence of new pictures, I will just give you an update on what I’m doing and continue to stockpile handknits to show later (once I can find some natural light)! : )
photo from Twist Collective
I really like the combination of the lace pattern and the yarn, but, man, is it slow going for me! This is a pretty complicated lace pattern (you even have to think a little bit on the wrong side!), and I’m using small needles (US 3). Combine this with the fact that I cast on the wrong number of stitches about 50 million times (ok, 4 times, but it felt like more), and the result is me only having about 10 inches of the body finished (I’m knitting fronts and back all at once) – which is way less than I should have if this project was going to be finished by the end of the Olympics. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that I started knitting this sweater as part of the Knitting Olympics and Ravelympics? I. Am. Delusional.
Despite all of my setbacks, I’m still really excited about this sweater and I can’t wait to wear it. The lace pattern is gorgeous and I love the generous length. Here’s a sneak peek in the best lighting I could manage (I promise it will look different after blocking) . . .