At some point with every sweater project, I lose interest. The same old color and stitch pattern just does me in. I find myself daydreaming about something new — lace! smaller needles! a scarf! bamboo needles! pink!
If it wasn’t for Rhinebeck I’m sure I’d have put aside St Brigid for a timeout — inevitably to be finished another year. But since I’ve publicly declared I’ll be wearing St Brigid, and since I really want to, I’m not quitting.
But I did need to pump myself up about this sweater again.
I pinned together the front-in-progress and the back so I could try it on.
There were a few nagging concerns I had about sizing:
- Would it be wide enough? I made it a little wider than most of my sweaters to compensate for the thick cables, but would it be enough? I want a well-fitting sweater, not a hug-my-curves sweater.
- Was the length good?
- Did I choose a good armhole depth?
I’m happy to report Yes! Yes! and Looking Good!
The width and length are great. The armholes look good (the armhole goes higher than my bra), but until I have the front done it’s hard to know for sure. I had to guess where the back would sit on my body to compensate for the to-be-knit saddles.
While I’d be lying if I told you I still wasn’t yearning to knit something lacy, pink and on smaller bamboo needles, I can say I’m ready to tackle the rest of the front. Wish me luck? Hopefully I’ll be back soon with a finished front.