Proof . . . that if you just keep putting one foot in front of the other (or if you keep knitting one damn stitch after another), you WILL get there eventually.
The next time you hear about my Cardigan of Tedium . . . it will be finished. (And that’s a promise.) I don’t know when that will be. But it will be soon. I finished the second sleeve on Sunday night, and on Monday I blocked the nearly-finished sweater.
JoJo . . . was rather put out. Because I was blocking the sweater on the guest bed. And JoJo? She likes to think she’s a guest! (She likes to nap there.)
Anyway. The sweater is lovely. It fits. All that remains . . . are the sleeve cuffs and the button band. It will feel like a snap, I’m sure! (Plus I won’t have to wrangle two skeins of yarn all the time. And that’s a bonus right there.) (But I do have to find the right needles before I can begin. . . because it’s Always Something. )
And don’t worry about JoJo. She’s won back her napping spot!
(As if that’s her only one. . . ) (That dog? Her life is one cushy thing after another. Trust me.)
How about YOU? What are you making this week?
Jojo does look a bit peeved about the guest bed. LOL
The sweater is looking good.
The Cardigan of Tedium is indeed lovely! And I know JoJo is asking why you are blocking on her bed, but I’m glad to see she can return to her spot. I hope you find the right needles and finish the cuffs and button band easily. Maybe you’ll even pick up the right number of stitches the first time!
Good luck and I wish you speed in finding the right needles because your sweater is gorgeous Kym. So pretty. And JoJo, aren’t all pets absolutely spoiled? It’s the way of the world. Warm again here, but it will be cold again by the weekend. Fickle February!
I love the Cardigan of Tedium… but JoJo!! Well, she wins the day! That put out face… I am dying! So.Perfect! And I think Dogs that Rule are the best things ever. XO
I can almost hear JoJo saying “Moooooooom! There’s something on my napping bed!” Bravo on getting that sleeve done. I’m sure that once you find the right needles, that sweater will be finished in no time!
It’s beautiful Kym!!!! I have a small dog, Sadie who rules this house, sometimes to pure madness. XOXO
The sweater looks lovely! And JoJo is absolutely adorable! This week I am working on some slow stitching and hoping to write up some art class proposals. Best of luck with the next phase of your sweater!
The sweater is looking great! The button and and collar should be a snap (assuming you pick up more or less the right number of stitches ). poor JoJo — no place to nap for days and days, or at least that’s how it felt to him!
Hurray! It looks fantastic! Down to one color at a time will make the bands FLY off of the needles!
I can hear Etta James singing that amazing song and it’s a great accompaniment for your amazing sweater! I think you might even have a few weeks wear once you’re done. She’s lovely!!
Hey JoJo! That sweater is going to be quite special. I’m still slogging on a sweater too…still haven’t gotten to the sleeves…waaaaah! 😉
That picture of JoJo while the sweater is on the bed says IT ALL. I’m so glad you’ve finished the major parts of the sweater, can’t wait to see the modeled shots.
She matches the coverlet! Sweet girl.
I’ve been humming Put One Foot in Front of the Other from Santa Claus is Coming to Town since your first paragraph 🙂
I love the blanket on Jojo’s bed. I can’t remember–what’s that pattern? Really love it… (I checked your Field Notes first.)
Your cardigan looks lovely! Jojo looks so sweet and I bet she’s glad to have her bed back!
woohoo!! hope the almost-there momentum kicks in for those last few steps (and that you have the buttons ready to sew on?!)
Poor Jojo, loosing a nap spot for a jumper. Your knitting looks very neat. I hate button bands, good luck.
Here I am for the knitting content and I missed this portentous event – the semi-final reveal of the Cardigan that Almost Wasn’t! Congratulations! It’s a Win! I think you will love to wear it! And with Jo-Jo by your side thinking to herself…”You owe me one, Mom!”
The sweater looks great. Hooray for knitting one damn stitch after another. I hope by now you found the correct sized needles. And Jo-Jo, that dog knows how to put on the appropriate face.
Wow, that is a lovely sweater, I hope your find those needles soon.