Ahoy everybody!!! 🙋
I have gone AWOL for a while, this is a fact. I had no idea my June goals would be so consuming!
Well, classes also just ended so there were mom/parents’ events to attend to and now my daughter is at home with me, watching Minecraft videos from sun up to sun down.
Kids! 👯 👯 👯
Anyhoot, I’m here to talk about my derriere … err no, my knitting. Let’s talk about my knitting! 😄
As enthusiastically declared in this blog post I set myself the task of knitting my first sweater this month. I did not want to start my knitting-for-beginners stage with dishcloths, scarves nor beanies. Nope! I came here for the sweaters, people! And since all progress depends on the crazy person (or woman, in this case), a sweater I will knit.
I am still flummoxed over the fact that -aside from the sizes and lengths – you also have different needle types. In addition to straight ones (which I thought were the only knitting needles in existence), you also have DPN’s and circular ones, the latter also comes with different cord lengths. It’s a bit like calculus! 😱 😱
But once I started knitting, I was addicted ❤️💋 ❤️
And this is where my derriere comes in. I’ve never had my derriere scream bloody murder before, ever! 😲 😲 😲 But with knitting … I say I’ll take a break after this one row but it turns into 5 rows (or more!) and by then my glutes are staging a rally!
So here are the sweater pieces laid out prior to seaming (it will be a very pink sweater, I know 😄) :
I am making this drop shoulder sweater which has so far been quite easy and thus, very confidence boosting 🙂 🙂 My tension is still very tight but improving.
Aside from the stitches, I’ve learned to do long-tail cast-on which is my preference, binding off using a crochet hook (which is again, my preference), knitting increase, three needle bind-off, and am about to learn the mattress stitch for sewing the pieces together 😀
I love it! ❤ ❤ ❤
Already I am lining up so many sweater and cardigan projects to do immediately after this in mad-crazy succession 😄 😄 Starting with this beautiful cardigan for my daughter:
I know, I know … I don’t even know how to measure yet! But, I learn best by doing and right now, I just want to ride my enthusiasm to the hilt! 💃💃💃
Meanwhile, I do this to appease my derriere:
Hugs and lunges! 💕 💕 💕