Sweaterday is back!

Yes, I’m giving myself a goal of posting every Saturday to showcase my progress on Chambourcin. I worked up a swatch last weekend and got gauge, at least on my swatch.

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After taking Ysolda’s class last weekend, I decided that I needed to take serious measurements of myself before digging into the real knitting. And am I so glad I did. For starters, what I thought was my bust measurement was very much not. And then, because I carry most of my weight in my front, I would have ended with a sweater that was perhaps too big in the back and not big enough in the front.

So what I’m doing is I’m knitting the back at the 42½” numbers, while using the length measurements for the 46¼” size, and I’ll knit the front to the 46¼” numbers. I’ve never really done this before, so hopefully it will work out and I’ll have a sweater that fits at the end.

I started knitting the back this week, and I’ve made some good progress. Here’s about 7½” of progress.

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Of course, the monster had to supervise my work.

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The back looks pretty so far! Here’s hoping the next 10″ or so goes fairly smoothly.

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I’m not trying to finish this sweater in the month of November. Maybe another year I’ll go for the Knit A Sweater in November goal, but not this year.

Are you doing NaKniSweMo this year? How’s your progress going so far?

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