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A Case of Acute Startitis

The plan was to start my new sweater at the end of next week. And then, out of the blue, it happened – I suffered a severe case of Colour Cravings which led to Acute Startitis. And so, here goes …

This is the 4th and final attempt. I first did a swatch on dpns to get gauge. Turns out I knit so much tighter on dpns than I do on circulars, which might account for the 40 stitches too many… Attempt no. 3 died of inaccurate hem-ing (let’s just say that too small a hem will roll up like crazy). Finally, I’ve got my gauge right, nothing rollsĀ  up (or down, or whatever else direction it shouldn’t roll to), the sweater fits, and I’m happily stranding along. The most challenging part for now is to come up with yet another nice colour combination.

That, and taking photos in artificial light. Well, anyway, it’s coming along fine. I have yet to reach the part where I have to work in the steeks, and I’m not sure if I’ll be brave enough to actually cut into my knittingĀ  on purpose – but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

I’ve thought long and hard about what to call my new sweater, and all in all, I think „Colour Cravings“ sounds just about right.

This is a „Year of Projects“ post. To see what my fellow YOPers are up to, please visit our group on Ravelry.