Knitting Progress

I’ve just check and it turns out I haven’t done a knitting update since the end of last year. Probably because progress is feeling rather sluggish. In reality, I think it’s just that knitting a large project that makes it feel that way.

So far this year, I’ve knitted the back of my Pineapple cardigan – apart from the moss stitch edge that happened last year…

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…and almost finished the sleeves. I though I had finished on Sunday, but thenย  decided they needed another 6 rows. I’m getting a little jaded with these – they need to be soooo long for my orangutan arms, plus knitting them two at a time, makes it seem as if I’ve been knitting them forever.

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I’ve done very little other knitting. I have worked on a new kit and, although I was pleased with my first attempt,ย  each time I refine it, I’ve made it worse not better. Currently on my fourth version.

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I’ve did a very few rows knitted on my reversible scarf – which I already mention in my January UFO update.

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Other than that, it’s been my handbag knitting. I’ve finished the leg of this sock…

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There’s a few wrinkles in it, because the socks that fit my feet are too big for an average sock blocker. But who wants to be average?

And started the other one…

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So although progress feels slow, reviewing what I’ve done tells me I’ve done a fair amount in the last six weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

Reading back through my review I’m also thinking I should rename my blog The Knitting Giantess.ย 

19 thoughts on “Knitting Progress

  1. I think you have done a lot! We plod along, working on big projects, thinking we are getting no where, and then suddenly they are done, so have heart. The socks and sweater look great. and they are almost done! I am curious about what the bits will turn out to be… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking through what I’d done definitely heartened me and I think always does when I take time to review how much I’ve actually done.
      Your curiosity will soon be satisfied, I hope. I’m so sick of it and keep resisting sewing each version up, because I hate sewing up anyway. So really need to give myself a good kick up the bum!

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  2. I really like the look of that cardi. I knitted the sleeves for my latest jumper both at the same time, plus they were raglans, so they seemed to take forever… also they were supposed to be 3/4 sleeves, but that seems stupid for a woolly jumper, so I knitted them full length (and I too have quite long arms) making the whole thing drag. They are done now thank goodness and I’m dithering about the neck – a plunging v-neck is also not really the thing for a warm jumper and I want a crochet insert, but I have too many ideas! Anyway, you are making progress with WIPs and UFOs, so you should feel very pleased with yourself.

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  3. Well that raised a chuckle “The Knitting Giantess’ ๐Ÿ˜€ I think you have done loads for less than two months! The thing with sleeves is they do become tedious but having completed both at the same time – voila – done!! Same with the two front halves of a cardigan.

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    1. As I wrote, I suddenly though how few of the people who read my blog have actually met me and what sort of image I was creating in their mind’s eye ๐Ÿ™‚
      I always knit sleeves two at a time. As you say it’s such a good feeling when you fish. I also don’t think i could face knitting one then knitting one exactly the same straight after.
      I’m knitting the fronts separately on this project, since I want to give it a shawl /turn over collar and have no idea how to knit one and will be making it up as I go along ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. My mother in law always knittted both sleeves at the same time, that way she could play yarn chicken whilst making sure the sleeves were the same length, and she always made her own patterns up.
    I thought you meant you were knitting a handbag..
    Trying and giving up on what your new Dartmoor yarn project is.
    Love the pineapple stitch.

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    1. Ha ha! No yarn chicken for me, I always knit them before the front(s). No, no handbag knitting. Am surprised nobody has fathomed the new project – it’s the obvious one to make, that I should have made last year, but got to sidetracked on Otters.

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  5. Have you tried The Woodico Project for sock blockers? They do them for man-sized feet which should also fit Giantesses:) I donโ€™t think youโ€™re doing too badly at all on the knitting front, especially considering youโ€™re knitting a jumper, for goodness sake. We all know how long drawn out they can be. Love the socks, obviously.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for the tip, I’ll take a look. I don’t really want to spend money on sock blockers for me, since the only reason I block socks is so they look nice in pictures. But if I’m going to sell any of the patterns I design for me in the future, I guess I need to get some.

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