Just like I had a strong hankering to learn to knit socks, I now have a strong hankering to learn to knit sweaters.
Last night, my friend Denise, who is an excellent quilter and knitter but she blew it totally when Elaine and I short sheeted her bed at quilting retreat and she crawled in bed on TOP of the sheets instead of BETWEEN the sheets! Anyway, last night Denise sent me a link to some sweater patterns she really liked. Denise is the kind of friend who also sends me links to fabric and yarn so . . maybe she isn’t really a friend at all! 🙂 We discussed the sweaters she liked and I admitted I’d never made a sweater, which wasn’t completely true.
Probably 30 years ago when I first learned to knit, I started several sweaters but all I knew how to do was the straight parts. When it came time to increase or decrease or make sleeves, it all got bagged up and sent to a friend who would finish them for me and then I’d probably say to everyone “Don’t you love this sweater I made?”
OK . . confession time is over . . about that part of my life.
While looking around on the links Denise sent, I came across the Minimalist Cardigan and I like it a lot. I don’t really like how the front rolls but I know how to fix it but then on some of the completed sweaters, I did like the way it rolled so I’ll think about that. Then I began searching The Loopy Ewe for yarn and ordered Malabrigo Worsted in Garden Gate.
Then I went to print the pattern and as soon as I asked the printer to print three copies, I remembered this is what my printer has been doing with pdf files.
I called Vince down to fix it and he flipped out because I wasted all that blank ink. Like I was supposed to remember it was going to do that! I wanted to say “How much does a whole cartridge of black ink cost anyway? I just spent a lot of money on yarn and I need my blasted pattern!” But I decided that was not a good thing to say. I’m learning!
He fixed my printer or computer or whatever and I now have my printed pattern and am waiting for the yarn to arrive. Will I actually make the sweater or will it go into this box?
When this yarn arrives, I’m going to do a swatch, which might be why I keep putting off doing sweaters, and I’m actually going to do it!