Thursday, November 11, 2010

NaKniSweMo 2010 - Update #1

I must say that this sweater is taking me on a wild knitting journey.  But, I am loving every minute of it.  Here is a day-by-day account of my sweater progress.

Day 1 (1,610 Stitches) - I realized that I got a suitable gauge using the size 6 needle, and if I did the charted 42" pattern, it would coincide with the actual 34" sweater measurements.  So, I went ahead and casted on 200+ stitches. 

365.310 - NaKniSweMo 2010 - Day 1

Day 2 (2,070 more stitches) - I finally started the colorwork.  I'm so excited. 

NaKniSweMo Day 2

Day 3 (2,300 more stitches) - I am beginning to love this pattern.  I love the way that the fabric is beginning to shape up.  This yarn feels so soft.  I already started the waist shaping within the first 4 color rounds.

NaKniSweMo Day 3

Day 4 (2,860 more stitches) - I love the way the pattern looks.  I love the color contrast.  I am totally happy with my project.  Wait, is that a mistake I see?  Oh noooooooo!  I'm not ripping this thing out.  All that hard work!  Looks like I need to call in the doctor for a sweater surgery.

365.312 - NaKniSweMo Day 4

Pre-Operation

Tiny 2 row mistake

Ripping Back the Line of Stitches

Unraveling

Changing the Colors

Fixed the mistake

Post-Operation.  Whew!

Ta-daaaa !  Success!

The next day, I was happily knitting along on the train, and then I felt a jarring pain in my pointer finger.  Ouch!  It happened two more times, then I saw a slight trickle of blood.  Ok, It's time to put the knitting down for a moment.  This is getting a bit too crazy.  What?  Put the knitting down?  HELL NO.  This is NAKNISWEMO.  We don't give up so easily.  Looks like I will have to buy some rubber fingers tomorrow. 

365.313 - Knitting Injury
I know it's a small cut, but it hurts like hell. 

3 comments:

deltapurl said...

lol....I am not even counting my stitches I am just going to assume it is 50,000....lol

Shameka said...

@ Deltapurl... Excel does all the counting for me. Yes, I let my day job spill over into my hobby.

Daniel said...

ooh, I love the colorwork. it looks so beautiful already!