Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NaKniSweMo Progress Report

It's 2 days before the end of November. I am knitting like a maniac. I had intended on finishing this sweater to be able to wear it on Thanksgiving Day. Instead, I spent hours in the kitchen making  desserts and a bunch of sides. My poor sweater was suffering. Here is my Thanksgiving table from left to right.  Cassava Pone (Trinidadian Bread-Pudding like dessert made with Yucca and Coconut), Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Filling (Recipe from Magnolia Balkery), Rum Raisin Cake, Lattice Top Peach Cobbler, and Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Emeril Legasse).  The white dish is an extra Pone. 

So, I decided to buckle down and put some serious work into getting it done. Here are some progress pictures.

This is where I started on the day after Thanksgiving. It looks like 4 wedges are complete.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, I met up with a few of my knitting divas for a day/night out.  We went to Knitty City first, then ended up eating at Irving Farm.  We had a Latte and I brought them some of my cupcakes.  Shhhhh... don't tell the owner we brought in outside food.  But hey, it's not like I was soliciting.
The next day, I taught my friend to knit and we went to La Casita.  She fell in love with the craft. 
I completed about 11 wedges at this point.  

Monday night, I went to Kickboxing class, then went straight home to knit.  I watched Cake Boss until I couldn't keep my eyes open.  Burning 800 calories makes you really tired.  Luckily, I can knit with my eyes closed.  I completed about 13 wedges here.

Tuesday night, I continued to watch old episodes of Cake Boss, since it helped me get through the night before.  I completed 16 wedges here. The circular body section is approximately 75% done now.  But I'm not celebrating just yet.  There are still sleeves to do.  

Tonight, my goal is to finish the circle, and pick up stitches for the sleeves. 

I have a bunch of vacation days left at work, so I decided to use one on Friday in order to complete my sleeves.  Can I finish?? .......Updates on sleeve progress in the morning.  I have to stop typing, and start knitting. 

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