Knitting News


What's that?  Are you wondering why my orange pullover is in disarray?  Well, you see, I ran out of orange yarn and wasn't able to get the sleeves down to the cuffs.  So I undid the ribbing of the body of the sweater to steal some much desired orange yarn to finish both of the sleeves to the cuff.  All of the ribbing will be striped colors of the yoke detail. 

I am happy that I have enough yarns to accomplish this goal (or so I think).  As of this morning both sleeves are finished and now I'm reworking the ribbing of the body. Phew!  If you remember, I do love a good game of yarn chicken but that's mostly because I win.  When I lose I like to problem solve and it does take my mind off of the state of the world.  So not knowing if I have enough yarn is a win-win situation in my brain space.


I love working on the citron shawl but I cannot read while doing this because the yarn has some silk content and so it's a bit slippery on the needles.  I can't risk losing a stitch!  I listen to podcast instead.


I started another pair of socks for me with yarn I bought while out and about with my sister during Thanksgiving (such good memories!).  I haven't done much this past week but I do know I will be able to knit and read at the same time while working on this project. 

What are you working on this week?

Comments

  1. Oh no!! I am so sorry that it wasn't enough, but at least you can work the ribbing in the same colours as the yoke - I'm sure it will look great! (And you don't see that often in yoke sweaters).
    The shawl looks also really nice - sometimes I find it annoying if I just have to concentrate on the knitting and cannot do anything else on the side, but sometimes, it's for the better, and provides a different kind of tranquillity. Have a wondeerful mid-week! I'm going to work on my shawl. :)

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  2. All the mysteries... all the time :) I love how those stripey sleeves and hem are going to look!

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  3. Excellent problem solving! I'm working on Hitchhikers (and coming up with ideas for dinner every.single.night).

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  4. What a great idea for the bottom ribbing.

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  5. YOU CAN DO IT! I LOVE TO LISTEN TO PODCASTS WHILE I KNIT. I LOVE
    "TERRIBLE THANKS FOR ASKING" . I AM KNITTING THE SUMMER COWL AND AM BACK ON TRACK! PHEW. AND IM GARDENING!!

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  6. Glad you were able to figure out a workable solution to the yarn chicken game.

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  7. ...so sorry about your yarn shortage...that happens to me often enough...I'm sure the sweater will be beautiful no matter how you finish it...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  8. I love a good puzzle to figure out with what I have. This is the most satisfying win in my world.
    Today, no knitting, no nothing but napping on the couch. Some days I just need to do nothing. Keep safe and knit on.

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  9. Glad to hear that you were able to sort out your shortage of yarn, it is good for our brains to have problems to solve isn't it. I finally managed to sort out the pattern that was causing me a headache and have been slowly adding rows to my daughters' cardigan, I don't knit as fast as you!

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  10. Not on computer as much,
    due to *achy* back.
    But reading some posts,
    And hate to read,
    Without even a tiny comment.
    -smile-
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Stay safe
    Stay home
    πŸŒΈπŸ’›πŸŒ·πŸ’›πŸŒΈ

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  11. "I do love a good game of yarn chicken but that's mostly because I win." LOL me too!!! still, you've got this and I think you'll love the colors repeated in the ribbing.

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  12. What a Great way to fix the yarn shortage! As much as I'm enjoying the color work on my Swoncho, I can't wait to finish it so I can get back to reading while I knit.

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  13. Great save on the sweater, well done with that! I feel I am constantly playing yarn chicken and frankly right now that takes way too much brain power. Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe.

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  14. I am happy you found a solution for your sweater. That is so pretty. We had hail during the night and snow flurries on Easter Sunday, today. You might be wearing that sweater a little before the weather settles into a warm spring. There is something so comforting about shawl knitting and you have the perfect pattern for you. Enjoy the socks too.

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  15. I really like your orange yarn; it's like pumpkins!

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