There's no doubt about it, this is prime knitting season. This is the time of year when a knitter's thoughts turn to sweaters. I've got one on the needles, but I don't believe I will finish it in time to wear it before spring.
This is Folklore, now progressing into the body which is a vortex, black-hole, mind numbing, finger wearing, time suck of knitting. It constitutes cruelty to the knitter to have anything less than excellent conversation or an absorbing program on TV when working on this. I love it still, I want to wear it madly, but the sweat equity may kill me before I get there.
Perhaps I'll start another yoked pull over. These days, I think top down yoked sweaters are the most perfect thing ever, because:
- I can try it on as I go, ensuring perfect fit and perfect length.
- Because I can try it on as I go, I can experiment in the yoke with the minimum investment of time and effort.
- Knit in the round, they are seamless.
- Knit in the round, they are speedy (unless you are working at a ridiculously fine gauge, in which case get your head examined).