Almost There

My Rhinebeck Sweater for this year should be finished by the time we leave. I started it at the end of July/begininng of August, in hopes that maybe, someway, we would finally be able to go this year, and hell or high water, we are going.

I am knitting it in Ultra Alpaca Light (you know my love of fine gauge knits runs deep) the pattern is Larch, save for a few small tweaks (naturally) and some stripes (but of course) I’m knitting it mostly to pattern. I grossly, grossly, grossly, underestimated the time it would take to knit the shawl collar, which is patterned in 1×1 twisted ribbing, and then the front bands as well, as they are knit with the collar together. I’m at something like more than 400 stitches for the front bands, and it is taking some time, let me tell you. At this point I’d rather find myself on sleeve island a second time. Gah.
So after this, I still have to set in the sleeves, weave in a trillion ends, sew on some buttons, crochet some button loops, block out the collar and front bands, and then I have a sweater. Piece of cake right? Right?

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7 Responses to Almost There

  1. carolyn says:

    RIGHT> 🙂

  2. silvia says:

    Cute sweater! Those colors are great together. You can finish it in plenty of time, but you don’t really need to since it’s going to be nice that weekend (I hate cold so I’m optimistic). I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your sweater!

  3. Manise says:

    Yes on the Gah! Very well put. It will be a thing of beauty once it’s done! Don’t forget to post here with the modeled FO as I’ll miss you at Rhinebeck this year. 🙁

  4. Carole says:

    Those stripes are awesome! I know you can get it done, just wish I could be there to see it in person.

  5. LaurieG63 says:

    My sweater still needs a teeny bit of a front and both sleeves. 🙁 Can’t wait to see you , though!

  6. Heidi says:

    Wow that’s quite the undertaking, looks gorgeous and I love all the colours!

  7. Seanna Lea says:

    You’ll make it. The ends will be irritating, but weaving in is a passing pain. At least I feel so after weaving in over 500 ends for a blanket (never do the math on how many ends while still weaving in).