Friday, March 02, 2007

KUI (Knitting Under the Influence)

Here's the first photo of my progress on the sweater. The color is actually a bit darker. As you can see, I'm not breaking any speed records but I am enjoying it very much. It's quite a change from all the socks I've been making lately. I'm doing the cables without a cable needle for the first time and it's going great (knock on wood).

Most of what you see was knitted in the car on Wednesday. We went to Annapolis to see the Smothers Brothers at the Rams Head Tavern and I knitted on the way down, for a little while in the car while we took a break from sight-seeing, and at the Tavern in the bar while we waited for our dinner reservation. I had 2 Copperhead lagers while I was working my way through the C&LR chart for the first time. I'm not sure whether that was the reason why I had to rip it out later or whether I just wasn't paying enough attention to what I was doing. Whatever, I was one stitch off and didn't notice it until I started the second repeat.

It's a long way around that XL sweater body (253 stitches) but I'm more of a process knitter than a results knitter, thank goodness. I hope to work on it a lot more tonight at our local community college basketball game and over the weekend.

I hope you are all able to get started real soon. I know you'll love it!

Cross-posted to the Lacy Cable Scoop Knit-Along.


Margaret said...

Looks great! It may seem like a lot of stitches around, but at least when you're done you're done and you don't have do it all again for the front (or back). Nice color.

Hilary said...

Wow, this looks great! I hadn't seen this sweater ... I am tempted! I've gotten the cable bug, but I definitely want my next project to be in the round. How do you like the Cascade Superwash (if that's what you're using)?
I'm very impressed by your many non-knitting talents!
Thanks for your nice comment re. Embossed Leaves. I *highly* recommend the pattern; it is fun to knit.