Wednesday night at Knit Night, Ken saw me knitting as said something to the effect of, “Gee, you’re a lot further than the last time you posted!”.
Yeah, that kind of happens when
a) you really, really like what you’re knitting;
b) you’re using fairly chunky yarn (on 5 mm needles)
c) you’re running out of yarn, so you knit faster.
Also, the photos tend to pile up! So, a snapshot of my knitting week.
All done the body! I really am quite short of yarn, but have nixed the contrast colour idea. Instead, I dug up this skein of yarn which is the same colourway (Acorn) but is from a different lot. It is very, very, very different – it’s the pinky yarn in the bottom ribbing.
I have about…60 grams of matching yarn left, plus a bunch of the pinky one. Sweater so far has taken about 290 g of yarn, plus the pinky one. Yeah, this one ain’t getting full length sleeves.
So, the plan of attack – knit both sleeves, going back and forth, knitting up the rest of the yarn equally and decreasing right away. Once the matching yarn runs out, work the cuff in the pinky yarn to whatever length the sleeves turn out to be. I’m hoping for elbow-length, at least.