And so it begins . . . .
** CAN KNITTING MAKE YOU SKINNY? **
My needles have been all but aching to get going on this project, now they are feeling a bit daunted because I casted on 314 stitches to being my Jayashri Sweater tonight. I have always felt far more comfortable in baggy knits than tight-fitting ones but this seems insane! I knew when I picked this pattern from all the wonderful ideas that Stacy over at Musings and Motion suggested that it would be an endeavor, but staring at my cast-on edge is making me wilt with fright! What if I am the last one to finish just because I wanted a sweater that wouldn’t make my chest look like a porn stars?
Honestly, I don’t really care all that much. If I knitted the sweater to be form-fitting I would never feel truly comfortable in it. As it is, with the sizing chart I am following, I can picture myself in this sweater all the time. Actually – I imagine myself (in aforementioned sweater) reading a book and drinking tea in front of a fire. In my first pair of knitted socks as well, might as well round out the fantasy. 🙂
Now that I’ve casted on I am itching to get back to it. Before I do that though I am going over to → THIS LINK ← to visit Stacy at Musings and Motion and see if I can’t win a free pattern. Spoiler Alert: The people hosting the KAL never win, but I like to be a good little participant. After my little trip it is back to the needles, or perhaps to visit some of my neglected blog reading. Who knows? The night is mine friends and neighbors!
Is this a knit down pattern? vs up?
It’s a knit up pattern. Not sure if that is good or bad yet 😉
I was just curious. One of the options for the raglan cap sleeve is to start at the top and work your way down. I’ve never done that!
Maybe my second sweater will be top down, just so I can make a fair assessment of which I prefer. I am a bit worried about length with it 1)needing to cover my rack and 2) make sure it is long enough for my torso. Oh well, I’m making the thing quite large so hopefully everything will turn out okay! *fingers crossed…tight*
Good luck. I LOVE casting on for a new project.
Now that the stitches didn’t twist I’m feeling pretty good! 🙂
Yay! Go, Rachel, Go! ❤
…I did say I'd cheerlead 😀
Casting on, for me, is the hardest part. This is where I usually have to frog, somewhere between getting the stitches on my needles and knitting a few rows.
Me too! I thought I was the only one – my first pair if socks – frogged 4 times. Next time it happens I won’t feel so silly;)
That is a gorgeous sweater pattern!!! Keep us posted–I’ll be cheering you along!
Thank you! I can’t wait 🙂
There is nothing wrong with sweaters that make your chest look like a porn star’s 😛 But it’s true, baggy sweaters are way more comfortable. I steal Greg’s sweaters because they’re so cozy, but he always takes them back. >sigh<
I hide Trevor’s sweaters in my knitting room – I am evil that way!
good luck! i have no time to join the KAL, but this sweater is definitely sitting in my favorites on ravelry. can’t wait to see your finished product (:
Thank you – I just wish I didn’t have a Gil time job, it keeps getting in the way of my knitting;) On the plus side my friends have totally adapted to me pulling knitting out of my bag wherever we are.
Hope all is going really well? Xxx
So far so good, not that there has been a lot of skill needed to make a gartered edge 🙂
You are very skilled – look how you are getting paid to make things. You are a professional now – no getting away from it!
That is the best thing I’ve heard in a long time – now I just have to start believing it 😉
Oh but you must…..it is all true 🙂 xxx
As much as I intended to order the blackberry DK Gloss yarn, I was drawn to the Heartland Terroir Lion Brand yarn… sorry, I couldn’t help myself! Will probably have to play with my gauge a bit before proceeding, but it will be worth it!
Yea! I’m glad to hear you’ll be joining us! I was too scared to try anything but the recommended yarn so it’ll be doubly awesome to see how your sweater looks 🙂
Don’t forget the Musing and Motion Giveaway either!
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