Adultery

I’ve had an affair.  With my knitting, that is.  I picked up a quick, instant gratification crochet project that is nearly done.  Don’t tell the needles I’ve been a hooker. (okay, okay, I can hear you groaning)

Back to the knits, though:

Here’s a sweater (ravelry link) that I’ve been working on for a while.  I’m using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool which is, as you might guess, a silk/wool blend that is incredibly soft and also slightly tweedy at the same time.

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I’m knitting both front pieces at the same time, which keeps the decreases symmetrical and the lengths exactly the same.  It takes twice as long to get a finished piece but then, well, you’ve got two at once! As with the Steggie sweater, I pin them together in the middle so I don’t lose track of which side I’m working on.  It’s a adult sweater that I’m knitting out of DK wool, so it’s going to take me a while, I know, but it’s a simple project and really, it’s very soothing to work on a large stockinette project as opposed to a complicated lacy thing.

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I’m realizing that picture is a bit suggestive.  Who says knitting can’t be sexy?

The Steggie sweater is coming along as well.

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All random parts in the first and a closeup of the sleeve in the second with the spikes on top.  If you click on the picture and zoom into the cuff, you can see the advantage of the invisible cast on.  The ribbing looks like it just ends without a definitive cast on row and looks very cool.

I’m halfway through the second sleeve and then all I have to do is sew (yuck) them all together and knit the hood.  The boy keeps bugging me about this–he really wants to wear it, and now that the weather is beginning to change I suppose I’d better hurry up so he can wear it for the fall and winter.

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