Two sweaters worth of loose ends is a lot of loose ends.
I swear I don't know why there are so many. It doesn't seem like there should be when you are knitting.
Daughter gave me one of "those" calls when I sat down to start weaving them all in. By the time she was done her rant they were all done. Sweet.
I hate blocking sweaters more than I hate weaving in ends. They are so heavy and hard to wrangle.
After lots of patting out I think I have these two where they need to be. His needs length. Mine needs width. Sigh.
With only the buttons to sew on, I think it's time to think about what's going on the needles next. I have had a 30 year quest going on for the "one"-sweater wise. I'm getting closer but I'm not there yet. Big Red up there is going to be another cardi. I really want a plain red cardi. I've knit several and they went out in the garbage, they were that bad. Bad yarn, bad fit, just bad.
This Knit Picks pullover kit could be the one If I take what I've learned from my Custom Fit Craftsy class and use it to make something that fits. The real problem is that a sweater takes me years to finish and by that time I've grown out of it. Small, medium. large? How about middle aged spread?
I hate ends too, and try to choose seamless patterns now. Very annoying when you fall in love with a pattern and it's knit in five flat pieces!ReplyDelete
I have finally found THE one for Hubby but not myself. He likes the plain and simple pullover like I just made him. I don't want to make one to fit me now because I'm going to lose weight, right? So I have never made myself a decent sweater, just a failure one.ReplyDelete
Yours both look wonderful though and the new yarn I see very pretty.
Hope you have a lovely weekend ♥ReplyDelete
I don't mind ends but I do struggle with sizing and getting a sweater to fit right! I can knit for others but if it is supposed to fit me-forget it! I have a vest just waiting for me to put the ribbing on but I don't want to because then I will block it and see that it doesn't fit! Ack! I love the new sweater kit you have chosen!ReplyDelete
Oh those ends@! THe only way I can come to terms with them is crochet seams. I know they are too big and bulky for sweaters So i do top down raglans. YOU WILL make your perfect Sweater Deb! I just know itReplyDelete
Nice finishes!! Oh, I would love a red cardigan. But I'm knitting (and have been for over a year) Slope in red and that is not near finished....ReplyDelete
I know what you mean....those pesky ends can zap the fun right out of a project. My scarappy blanket is a perfect example of that.ReplyDelete
I just finished up Maeve an couldn't believe how many ends there were - she's just a shrug!ReplyDelete
Two sweaters blocked! Way to go! Ends and seams are the worst; I have the pieces of a sweater waiting in the wings..... Looks like that sweater pattern will make an awesome pullover!ReplyDelete
I'm losing it, I guess. Thought I posted here a few days ago. Anyhow loose ends are the worst part of sweater knitting, IMHO. Do you have any tricks to share? The ends and seams contribute mightily to my procrastinating on finishes. Right now there's a whole sweater in the closet just waiting!ReplyDelete
I've deposited a few sweaters in the garbage bin myself. The two you just finished look very successful!ReplyDelete
I have one arm to go on my Harvest sweater and I am loving it, I think this might be the, "one."ReplyDelete