Usually I do my YOP updates on Sunday. However, yesterday the weather gave me a headache and made me annoyed. Which means I’m writing this post on a Monday. Cool story, yeah?
I didn’t actually finish anything last week. I’m working on finishing the 4 Good Family Christmas Stockings and my Cute Fight sweater. Here’s where I am:
Good Family Christmas Stockings
I have officially started on the body for #4. I am going to do the cuffs together. The cuffs will be white with red initials, I’m leaning toward a latvian braid cast-on. This past week I purchased the liner fabric, my original idea was solid red. But I thought this print (on sale!) would be more fun and stabilize the knit just the same.
Cute Fight Sweater
I’m still on the sleeves. My last update (from Friday) is still current. I have about 4″ on the first sleeve. I didn’t bother with any silliness like using gauge to determine diameter on the body or the sleeves. The body is QUITE spacious. The sleeves are TIGHT. Whatever, that’s not going to stop me from wearing it. Since my arms fit inside the sleeves, I’ve decided they are fine. I’m not going to rip out the ENTIRE body to get back to the sleeve divide.
Will I Meet my Arbitrary Deadlines?
Not all of them. I have October 15th as my deadline for the sweater AND all 4 stockings. It is highly unlikely that I will finish them all in this time. My focus has shifted to the knitting portion of the stockings and cuffs: the projects most likely to be completed timely. Once complete I will finish up the sleeves of my sweater- sleeves always take longer than I think they will. It will be too warm for a wool sweater for some time still, so not a big deal. Hopefully I can finish up the sweater by my next YOP update.