Monday, March 5, 2012

Bored again

I'm at the point of knitting the (separate) front bands on my pink sweater, but it means a lot of measuring and sewing up as I go along. I got a little bored with it, but I wanted to "save" my Winnie sweater for the trip. So yesterday morning I cast on for Ava:


This will be an excellent project for those times when I need something truly mindless and rote:  32 rows of rib, then stockinette straight up to the armhole with no shaping.

There are two versions of this sweater in Rowan 51:  Ava features a knit collar, while the collar of  St. Raphael is crochet.  I'm not yet sure which I prefer!

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  1. What? this post mentions THREE sweaters as WIPs
    Girl, I'm in awe.

    Must agree that much stockinette is what they call zombie knitting.

    hugs
    Gerry

    must re-cast on Intagliata

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    1. Also known as ADD! I used to always have 2 or 3 sweaters going at the same time, but lately I've only been doing one at a time. Not really sure why either!

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  2. I am finally past my boring knitting on my cardi, at least for now, but I did cast on a little scarf over the weekend. I think it helps to have a few projects going at once, that way you can pick up one according to your mood. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

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    1. I totally pick up certain projects based on my mood! My mom doesn't understand this - she has always knit one project at a time. Different strokes for different folks!

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  3. You're not the only one who starts multiple projects! I have three muslins lying around but in this case exchange "bored" for "frig, what do I do about the fit here? Ummm...let's start a new project"

    I'm looking forward to seeing your projects! :)

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    1. Hehehe - been there, Jo!

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    2. Haha, I do the exact same thing! "Uhhh... here's a problem that I don't have the energy to solve. Abort mission!"

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  4. Looks like a nice basic pattern. That's a tough call on the lace collar, I like them both!

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    1. I think I'll end up having to swatch them both to decide!

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  5. I love your new knits. I just may have to knit that Winnie also, I have the yarn for it too!

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    1. Any time I knit anything with stripes, I seem to be able to finish it faster, because I always think, "Just one more stripe, then I'll put it down." And before you know it, the sweater's done!

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  6. There's a lot to be said for no shaping and mainly stockinette!! Lovely color, too.

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    1. Perfect for watching Netflix ;-)

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  7. This will be so cute! Very springy and fun!

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