And I’m in love. So much so that the anxiety over screwing it up made it so I couldn’t bring myself to CO the day it arrived. Have you ever experienced that?
I finally settled on a size, acquired the right needles and cast on by mid-day Saturday. I’ve only done a few rows but plan to get a lot done today and it looks like I should start to see the pink shade change soon. Exciting! I’m hoping that the color gradations encourage me to knit more. I’ve never done a fingering weight top before but I think this yarn could be the thing to make it a success.
As a reminder, I’m making Sugar Maple.
As for planned mods, I only have 2 right now:
- Vertical bust darts
- A straight hem along the front
I think the bust darts will need to be in the side seam to avoid skewing the look of the biased front. I may play with casting on some additional sts at the armhole too but since this is top down I’ll try it on as I go and decide on the fly.
Andi started a finish it along to encourage us serial cast-on-ers to finish projects too. I counted up my active WIPs and counted 11. I want to get these 4 done before Rhinebeck
- Sugar Maple
- Color Affection
- Moyen Age
- Once Upon a Leaf
That’s 4,100 yards to knit by mid-October – 320 yards per week. Doable but tight.
If it wasn’t for the KAL I wouldn’t have done the math on how much I needed to knit. I’m glad I know now. Thanks, Andi!
If you’re interested, Andi setup a Ravelry group to help KALers with support, encouragement, and maybe even a little tough love.
And with that, please excuse me while I knit knit knit.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.