Knitting at S*Bucks while my tires get rotated.
After finishing Brandt’s sweater, I was totally excited to get started on something new, something for me! I had wanted to knit the Drops Jacket (you know, the one 2/3’s of blogland is knitting?), since the beginning of October. I had swatched a couple of yarns, and I decided I wanted to use some stashed, (and now sadly discontinued) Rowanspun DK, in Chili (shakes fist in air at Rowan). However. I had to double strand to get gauge, and I only have 11 skeins. Scary, I know. But you know how when you don’t think you have enough yarn, it makes you knit faster? Like some sort of sick mental race that you might outrun, or in this case, out knit, the yarn? Yup. That’s how, 9 days after I started, I’m about to cast off the last piece. Oh, and I really want to wear this for Thanksgiving!
Funny, how a knitting a short sweater at 4 st/inch goes way faster than a man’s sweater at 6 st/inch. Tomorrow I’ll be knitting the collar and seaming this beast!