After making the list of UFOs I want to finish in 2021, as well as new starts I’d like to make, I kinda had a change of heart. At this point, I’m doing good to find anything so I decided it’s better to work on whatever project I come across first instead of wasting time looking for a specific project. There aren’t really any projects that I don’t want to finish but if I come across one that I doubt I’ll ever get to, or, it’s going to be torture to finish, I’m ripping it back or tossing it . . life is too short to knit something I don’t want to knit.
After finishing the Ravencliff shawl Tuesday night, I went looking for one of the other UFO projects on my list and kept coming across other UFOs and thinking . . oh, I love this one . . so I grabbed one of those and started working on it.
I ended up pulling out a pullover. I couldn’t even remember the name of the pattern but knew it was in my Knit Companion projects so I found it and that was my late night knitting project last night.
I can’t remember exactly how this one was started but I think I knitted one shoulder, cast on for the neck, knitted over to the other shoulder, knitted that, then knitted the back for about 8″. The directions said to put those back stitches on a holder, then pick up the shoulders, one at a time, casting on for the neck and knitting the front almost the same number of inches as the back, then join in the round.
It’s going to be an oversized, loose fitting, dropped shoulder, hopefully very comfy sweater.
I think I started this in early summer 2020 so it isn’t one of my oldest projects but, depending on how much I knit, I could have this finished by the end of next week.
At the point where the photo was taken, the next thing I do is join to work in the round so that means the purling is done . . at least for now. Not sure how the sleeves are knitted. I haven’t looked ahead.
The yarn is Sandnes Garn Peer Gynt, which is 100% Norwegian wool. That means it’s a workhorse, warm yarn that gets better with age but it’s a bit scratchy working with it and probably the first few times I wear it, at least til it’s been washed a few times, I’ll wear something under it. The reviews say that it lasts and lasts. One knitter said she knitted sweaters with this and wore and washed them for six years and they still look new. The durability matters more to me than the softness, especially for sweaters I can wear with a T-shirt or camisole under the.
You can find the yarn here at The Loopy Ewe.