Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Hint of Desperation In The Air..........

With less than 2 months left to go in the year, I have 5 sweaters and 7 WIPs left before completing those "12s."  So...
a toddler sweater I started last December is the new favorite project.  I have one sleeve and the back done up to the raglan shaping.  The pattern doesn't say to do so, but I'm putting everything on holders as soon as I do the initial decrease for arms and will knit the whole thing in the round for the rest of the sweater.  Why would anyone sew raglan sweaters together?  Besides the fact that I am just lazy, the shaping never looks as neat when I sew it as when I just knit the whole thing together.

Since they're fast and the least-complex part of the sweater, I'm about to cast on the second sleeve, so then I'll be so close to being finished that I (hopefully) won't even hesitate to cast on for the front.   Childish?  Yes.  Effective?  Sometimes.  Besides, if I get this thing done, I can also count it for "Blue Christmas" AND "What Child is This?" for the holiday basket stashdash.  Aha!!!  A method to the madness..........at least sometimes.