Monday 27 August 2012

Hearts and Sweaters

I don't know about everybody else, but usually, when a project pops off my needles, I weave the ends in, and get it all ready to block.  Usually, the blocking is where it stalls.  

I knew I had to have this wee t-shirt done for Saturday and all week long, it was like a nagging little worry in the back of my head.  So very very early Saturday morning, I picked up the bag, feeling pretty bad about slagging off all week, and took out the sweater.  All it needed was ends weaving in and wee buttons!  I'm not quite sure how, but somewhere along the line I had finished knitting it and I have no memory of it at all.  Rather, I didn't till I took a good look at it.  I wasn't really happy with the placket, but on second look, it was fine.  It just needed a little tidying of stitches to show that.  Then buttons.  I had these tiny hearts in my stash and though I was searching for ladybug buttons, these were really quite perfect.  (Thank you, though to Curlerchik for the very very kind offer.)

It didn't get blocked though.  Time just ran out for drying so it got a really quick steam, and it was perfect.

So then, what would you do when you have finished all the needed knitting and your company isn't arrived yet?  Well, I started another sweater.

Just like that two row scarf we could not stop knitting, this sweater is a little hard to put down.  Somehow or other, I knit enough that I joined at the underarms this morning.  I think this might just beat my all time speed record.

1 comment:

Brendaknits said...

Is that a contiguous sleeve I see?