With Stitches West only 18 days away, I decided to
torture challenge myself to finish a sweater for the event. I mean everyone has got to have a new outfit for events of this magnitude, right? So I decided the Central Park Hoodie would be my tour de force. This is all based on me knitting nonstop for the next 2.5 weeks! Now I have finished sweaters in 4 weeks before but never with the expectation of doing such. Therefore, this both a mental and physical challenge for me to stay focused on not get distracted.
So far I have finished the back of the sweater and started the ribbing for the left front. I actually started the sweater on January 28th with 24 days until Stitches. It is a pretty easy sweater, but I am knitting at a smaller gauge with the Elann Highland Peruvian so the knitting is slow going. Plus I have no patience due to the looming deadline so it felt even slower. I am a tiny bit worried about the sizing too. I am knitting the 44″ which is working to be more like a 40″due to gauge and I am knitting the armholes for the 48″ to get the arm size of the 44″ as my arms are pretty thick. So not only do I have 18 days to finish I also have to determine if this thing will fit nicely. Anyway, gotta get back to the knitting…
In the meantime, I will entertain you with a lovely picture of the center cables on my sweater. I just love them!! They kinda remind me of the spine armor of a Klingon uniform.
Yup…I AM that nerdy.