Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hey, Teach!

On Saturday I cast on the Hey, Teach! Cardigan by Helen Rush from Knitty Summer 08. I am using the Crème Brule yarn I got at the NH Sheep and Wool Festival. It’s a melodious mix of navy, royal blue, spruce green, and teal. I’m knitting on size 7 needles, a drastic switch from the size 1s I’ve been using for my sock knitting which I has been my obsession since October it seems.

I’ve finished both front panels and am about a third of the way through the back. Then onto short sleeves once the back is finished. I wonder if I were extremely focused, could I knit a sweater in a week?

At first I didn’t like the idea of knitting pieces and seaming it up later on, but I enjoy the positive reinforcement of finishing each piece. I know that if I had to slog all the way around a 42” circumference this would be going much slower.

1 comment:

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

That yarn really is lovely. Your sweater is going to look great. I always knit in the round (50" circ) and it does seem like progress is slow at first.