Monday, June 27, 2011

All The Knitting Is Done!

And I'm onto the seams:

which is really the worst part of the whole thing, and if I didn't have an absurd goal for the number of projects I can finish this year, there's a good chance this sweater would be remaining in this stage for an extended period of time. 

Partially to reward myself and partially to preserve my sanity, I cast on a pair of socks last night:
They're going to be relatively plain toe-up socks for Andy.  The yarn has been in my stash for at least 5 years, and I think could be accounted for in my I-just-learned-to-knit-socks buying frenzy.  It's not bad yarn (Schachenma  Nomotta Regia Strato), but I'm not wild enough about the colorway to explain why I had enough of it for 3 pairs of socks.  Thankfully, one pair was made some time ago, so I'll make a pair for Andy and one for me and can get to that "44 all used up" mark in Ravelry.  

I am going to give myself credit for reaching my stashdash goal.  I went from this
to this
which isn't that exciting from a yardage perspective, but it is fun to see how much yarn volume I really have used up.  I hadn't thought about what I would do if the sweaters had leftover yarn, so I'm going to treat it as "good faith" and soon as I finish those darn seam.


RobinH said...

Whoo! Go, Toni- that sweater will be perfect for cool summer evenings, and early fall! And nice plain socks are a good carrying-around project.

carolyn said...

I really like that sweater - when it's seamed, you have to post a picture of yourself in it! You did a great job getting your stashdash basket done with just a few leftover skeins of yarn!

Abby said...

What a pretty sweater! I love pink anyway, and that is not just pink, but PINK.

Mereknits said...

Beautiful Sweater Toni. Love the color and the pattern. you go girl!