Sweaterday: A sigh of relief

If you saw my post on Twitter earlier this week, my sweater body fits!
Chambourcin by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud

I had been concerned that my plan to knit a different size for the front and the back would end up being too small, but it fits with room where I need it and negative ease in the front, to help keep the separate fronts open.

I did mattress stitch the sides, but simply whipstitched the shoulders together, which is important because I’m a dork and I knit the armholes at different sizes. For whatever reason, I knit 8 repeats of the pattern on the back before binding off for the bottom of the armhole, yet I wrote down, clear as day, that I did 9 repeats on the back. So on the front, to make them “match,” I knit 9 repeats.

I’ll need to rip the fronts back and re-knit them, but they’re pretty fast I don’t think it will take too long. And then I get to start on the sleeves!

In the meantime, I cast on for a couple of baby projects, so I may try to finish them before ripping back the fronts and diving into the sleeves. Baby projects are little and fast!

In other news, I also mentioned on Twitter yesterday that I was never buying yarn again, and while that’s definitely some hyperbole, it kind of needs to be truth, because I went a little crazy yesterday buying yarn. Granted, three of the skeins I bought are going to other people as gifts, and six of the skeins are for baby projects which will also be gifts. I also picked up two skeins of Anzula Dreamy to knit a Selbu Modern, and there’s enough yardage in the skeins that I think I can get two hats from the skeins, so there will be another gift in there. I finally bought myself two skeins of Elsa Wool after wanting them for a couple of years. And two more skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool to go with the other skeins I already had, to make sure that I had enough yarn to knit an Essential Cardigan. And a skein of Madelinetosh Vintage to knit a Crooked Paths hat. And another skein of Sweet Georgia to add to my collection. Sigh.

So while I am now stocked for YEARS, and really, really, really do not need to buy any more yarn for a good long while, I may splurge after Christmas (if I get money for Christmas, who knows) and buy some Ultra Alpaca Light so I can finally knit a Larch Cardigan.


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