Feb 27, 2012

The Cardigan Chronicles: Day 106

One of my goals this past weekend was to get my WIPs close to being finished. It's not that I'm buried under a mountain of projects. I've definitely had more WIPs in the past, but for some reason, having three projects currently on my needles is making me feel overwhelmed. So, what's on my needles, you ask?  I'm still knitting this lovely scarf but the chart reading is keeping me at a turtle's pace.

I'm also knitting this shawl which has been excellent movie-watching knitting, but I hit a snag last week which sent me back a few steps.  I'll post about that little nightmare another time.

And as you all know, there's my Autumnal Cardigan that I am determined to finish in the next few days. I started the weekend excited, knowing that I was really close to finishing, but then I discovered an incredibly frustrating problem on Saturday which makes me feel blah about moving on.

I completed the 1x rib collar and am happy with the way it turned out.  It's smooth and wide and lays nicely against the front of my body.

But when I started to attach the sleeves, I discovered that the sleeve caps are much too long for the arm openings.  I'm not really sure how this happened but at this point, I don't care. Wait, I do care but I don't have the energy to try and figure out why this happened.  I just want to finish this cardigan and wear it.  I've come so far and the yarn is so lovely .... I'm not giving up but I just need to whine a little.  I have to think about what I'm going to do as I would rather modify the pattern than re-knit the sleeves as instructed.  After all, I followed the instructions correctly the first time so I think I need to do something different now.

Wish me luck!


  1. Love the projects and if it were me feeling over whelmed with them all I'd take an hour or two away from them with a cup of tea and chocolate and think about them. Then come at them when your fresh. The chocolate helps with the thought process lol..honest, its really not where I just like some ..well ok maybe a little but I feel better.
    I do hope you can modify your sleeves and get to wear your cardigan.

  2. Oooh they are all very pretty. I agree about the taking some time away with tea and chocolate. Hopefully the cardi will turn out okay. It sure looks cozy and the ribbing looks perfect.

  3. oh how frustrating! I hope that a little bit of time and distance will give you the answer. All of your projects are so pretty. I know how annoying it is to hit a snag with something that was meant to be an easy knit.

  4. I can't imagine how your cardigan is going to come together. I'm sorry about the sleeve cap mishap! Hopefully it will all work out. And as always I love the color of your scarf! So happy!

  5. They are all such pretty colors.
    You deserve to whine a lot. The fact that you're even seaming? Oh boy do I avoid that kind of seaming pattern all the time. Much kudos to you for taking that on.
    I love the vividness of your mustard test knit. That will end up being some scarf to sashay about in.

  6. Forget the sleeves and make a vest? Use the yarn to make a scarf? Love the one you've got going. Lots of luck.

  7. Aw man, to sorry to hear about the sleeve problem. You are experienced and resourceful though, so I'm not worried, you'll fix it and make the sweater even better than before!

  8. I'm feelin very similar with my WIPs - about being overwhelmed. I just want one of them to be done - they're all sooo close! Have pm'd you about the cardigan. Good luck with it! xx