I know I am not the only woman who has knit herself a Larch cardigan, so I know I am not the only one who feels the pain of a million stitches in twisted rib being pulled down by a ton of fabric. Can I get an amen?
All of those stitches wouldn’t be a problem if I hadn’t a) been knitting like a fiend all last month and b) been moving bits of furniture around last night (I’m having an issue of sorts with my apartment, and was trying for a quick fix that’s not actually going to work). But finishing up the collar and then picking up the stitches for the front edges of my Larch this morning nearly did in my wrist.
That said, all of the deliciously squishy fabric around the collar is totally worth the pain. I have five rows to knit, two sleeves to sew in, and a few ends to weave, and then I will have a brand new cardigan. Those five rows have a ton of stitches in them and will likely take me close to an hour for each row, but I don’t care.
Meanwhile, another cardigan body is off the needles and blocking.
My plan is to concentrate on finishing Larch this weekend, and then start tackling the Delancey sleeves during the week. This week is an off week in the course of the whole knitalong, but since I am trying to finish early, I will be sneaking ahead a bit.
Also, I really need a bigger, cat-can’t-get-to blocking space.