Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday: The End Is Near!

Before the start of last weekend, I was more than a little nervous that I would be finished with the knitting of my 30 Day Sweater, but somehow - against all odds - I am! Last night I bound off for sleeve #2 and wove in the nightmare of ends that was created by alternating skeins. Honestly, it wasn't that bad; all told, it took less than 20 minutes. It was definitely worth it, since there are no weird transitions or pooling between the skeins.
As seen on Instagram: Finish line hands! Those are only a few
of the ends I had to weave in, BTW.
I even had enough time to block it in some Lavender Eucalan; it is now laying it flat to dry in my yarn room. I'm so psyched that I was able to knit a me-sized sweater in 30 days! I gotta admit, I was a bit dubious since I'm a rather slow sweater knitter, historically speaking. However, when you break it into small, manageable daily tasks, it's incredibly easy to reach this goal. I even fell a little behind near the end but still made my goal!
I highly recommend the 30-Day Sweater framework for anyone who is nervous about embarking on their next (or first) sweater adventure; you can download a free sweater planning guide here that contains a discounted link on the 30-Day Sweater eBook and course.

Meanwhile, my other October KAL project is nearing completion, the Scalloped Rib Sock in Baah La Jolla. I'm pretty sure I can get this second sock finished by the end of the day tomorrow, which is great because I received some more pretty skeins of Baah yarn in the mail at the beginning of the week...it's been awfully hard resisting their siren call!
I can't believe October is almost over. I was listening to some podcasts the other day and someone said there was 70 days til Christmas - I hate to think what that number is now. EEK! I need to kick it into high gear for my holiday gift-making! I am really looking forward to starting some new projects (and finishing a few old ones that have been on the backburner all month long - Emmanuelle Sweater, anyone??).

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

P.S. There is another Halloween Craftsy Flash Sale happening today and tomorrow only - click here to check it out! 

3 comments:

  1. Since I've got 2 sweaters still to do in time for Christmas, I'll take any helpful tools or advice I can possibly get. Thanks for the link :D

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  2. Great job finishing the sweater! It looks wonderful.

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  3. wow! great job! I don't know if i could ever do a sweater in 30 days!

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