I’m at that point in my projects where I am knitting what feels like miles and miles of white stockinette. It’s the knitting equivalent of snow blindness! I have two sweaters on the needles right now for me, which is extremely unusual. It’s been a very long time since I’ve knit a sweater for myself. Although Addie has already volunteered to take at least one of the sweaters if it doesn’t fit or I decide I don’t want it. The Clayoquot Cardigan you see above is my Ravellenics project. What? The Ravellenics are over you say? Well, hmmm…. guess I missed that deadline! I hit a serious slow down with this project as I was knitting the body of the sweater. The needles and the yarn were just not jiving together well and I was getting seriously achy hands. (Did I talk about this already?) Anyway, I splurged on some Lykke needles and things started moving faster. Then I got to the SEVENTEEN INCHES of stockinette. Which doesn’t sound like a whole lot of knitting, but it’s a whole. lot. of. knitting.
So I did what any rational knitter would do. I bought a lot of natural Malabrigo to start a Worsted Boxy sweater by Joji Locatelli. In case you’ve been off grid lately and haven’t heard every knitter on the planet talking about this sweater or one of the variations, this is a sweater with a whole lot of stockinette. Like do the ribbing and then knit SEVENTEEN INCHES of stockinette. Only this is a very wide sweater as it’s meant to be big and loose. Do you sense a theme? White. Stockinette. Lots of it. I guess it’s to be expected as these are both adult size sweaters. I’m extremely motivated to finish this sweater though, as I actually really want to wear it. You see, I have some brown skinny pants that don’t really seem to match much of anything in my closet and I really want this to go with it. Only in Superior do you knit a sweater in March & April and expect that you’ll still have time to wear it that year! Ha!
I’m just taking it a bit further and hoping that I will be able to wear both sweaters yet this spring! Actually I could see myself knitting another Boxy or two for the girls. And knit in Malabrigo Rios, who could complain about that? It definitely makes the miles and miles of stockinette a lot more fun to knit!
Oh, and that pretty little progress keeper? It’s from my friend Knittymuggins over at The Violet Valentine. Beyond just being an all around awesome friend, Knittymuggins has awesome color sense. She’s getting ready for a trunk show at her LYS right now, so I can’t wait to see what she’s got up in her shop after the show is over.
So what are you knitting?