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?