There’s an excellent chance that I will have a completely finished Larch cardigan by the end of February.
I won’t have finished photos of it until next weekend, most likely, but I’m inches away from finishing the bulk of the second sleeve. The sleeve cap takes no time at all. While they’re blocking, I’ll start working on the edging, and in theory, all of this could be done by Tuesday evening, leaving Wednesday evening for sewing in the sleeves and weaving in the few ends (God bless spit-spliceable yarns), and that, my friends, would be an entire cardigan finished in one month.
I know there’s people who knit a sweater a month in much the same manner that I blink, or inhale oxygen, but I didn’t think it would be something I could do. I set up the Sweater Odyssey group on Ravelry to encourage people (like me) to give ourselves a goal and a couple of months to knit a sweater. Not only has this proven to me that I can, in fact, knit a sweater in a month, but it doesn’t even have to take the entire month (since I was working on that other cardigan at the same time). And I’ve been a relative slacker this past week, only knitting for a couple of hours spread throughout the day most days (lunch time, maybe an hour in the evening; Thursday is knitting night so there was much more knitting then).
And I wasn’t knitting exclusively on my Larch either. I finished the right front of my Delancey cardigan, and started on the back.
The goal for Delancey this week was to finish the right front and make it about midway through the back. I’m pretty sure I can finish the second sleeve of Larch today and then probably finish the back of Delancey tomorrow, but even if I don’t, I’m right on track (and planning to knit through the rest week Allyson’s planned following week 4, so I can get this finished by my self-imposed deadline).
My wrist is feeling better this week, probably because I was “slacking” in the knitting department. I know I’ll need to pause and rest throughout the weekend, but since I’m contemplating taking down my Christmas tree (don’t judge me) and have some other household chores that I’ve been ignoring, I think that will give me plenty of time to rest while still making great progress.