Okay, the SweetPod pattern isn’t quite ready. I guess since I had set the goal of having it ready to sell by the end of this week the universe aligned against me. We had a wonderful trip to Idaho for Thanksgiving full of food and fun and aunts and uncles and cousins, but we came home with 2 sick babies. Sick croupy babies= not much sleep or time during the day when I’m not holding someone.
I’m hoping to have it finished soon so I can wrap my brain around things like Christmas.
That said– can I show you what I accomplished while sitting in the car for about 28 hours last week?
My very first big person sized sweater! I saw Amanda’s sweater a few weeks ago and instantly thought, “That is the sweater I would knit for myself– if I could somehow find the time.” It’s the Shalom Cardigan by Meghan at Involving the Senses.
When the reality of the length of our Thanksgiving road trip sank in I sneaked in a trip to the yarn store. I bought some Cascade Ecological wool, which was pretty and super inexpensive. I tried to find something with a lower itch factor for the same price, but to no avail. Now I’m kinda wishing I had splurged for some Spud and Chloe outer, which I think my extremely wool sensitive self could handle. Even with a turlte neck on I’m pretty itchy.
It went really quickly. We drove from Denver to Boise in one day. I cast on as soon as the sun came up and by the time we were there I was done with the yoke and a few rows of the body. I knit a row here and there while we were there and then finished the rest on the drive home. I love that it is all one piece– no seaming required.
Maybe next time we make that drive I’ll make myself a non-itchy one with sleeves. And one more button.
Still, I totally love it.