Blocking Sweater

Sorry this isn’t prettier. The place where I block has crappy light after dark.

I finally cast off my Wispy Cardi last night. I decided at the very beginning of knitting this sweater that I wanted to use the tubular cast on and bind off. Since every cast on/bind off edge has 1×1 ribbing, I figured it would work pretty well. Also, because of the sweater’s construction, one sleeve has a cast on edge and one sleeve has a bind off edge. Since the tubular cast on and the tubular bind off are identical, I thought it would be perfect.

What I didn’t count on was being in Kitchener stitch hell by the time I cast off the body. It took FOREVER. (Caution: The link takes you to a YouTube video that autoplays. But can I just tell you how much I still love The Sandlot?) Especially because I somehow made a mistake and ended up with an uneven number of stitches, so I had to undo about 90 stitches worth of bind off to correct it. I may have done a little swearing.

But it’s done and it’s fabulous and it’s blocking. This is the first sweater that I’ve made for myself that I am happy with. I like how it fits me and I can’t wait to wear it. I mean, looking back, there are things I might have done differently, but I’m still pretty over the moon about it.

Roosimine Sock

Because binding off took so darn long this weekend, I hardly got any work done on my socks or on the two shawls I’ve been working on. But I did finish the heel of the Roosimine sock (which is striped and I love it!) and am working on the gusset decreases/arch shaping. I want to finish at least the cuff of the first Echevaria Sock tonight, because the second clue comes out tomorrow, and I have literally done no knitting on it since I showed it to you last entry. So I probably should get to work, huh?