Procrastination and Sweaters

Instead of finishing my stats readings or further wracking my brain as to why I can’t formulate a SQL query to produce the results that I’m looking for, I’ve decided to do a blog post. After all, I’m long overdue to write one and it seems a more interesting alternative for both me and you.

I’ve finished one of the On-Hold Socks, for better or for worse. It’s a little too long in the foot and because of my extreme excitement to be almost done my first toe-up sock, a little short in the ankle. These are both things I can live with. I’m of the belief, live and learn. I’m not quite at the point in my knitting where I see it worthwhile (in something this small) to frog the whole thing and start over. I know someone who has bigger feet than me. Now it’s time to start the other and try to live with making the matching mistakes.

While all is well and good on the sock front, I’ve found another pattern that I really, really want to make. The pattern is Aidez from Berroco. It was presented to by in a beautiful FO posted by Knitted Bliss. It looks like a great grab and go sweater, easily worn with pretty much everything. I haven’t done cables for a while, and I think “what a great way to bring some back into my knitting, cables galore!”.

The question now becomes what to knit it with? I’m not really in the market for Peruvia Quick from Berroco. I was thinking perhaps Wool of the Andes Bulky from KnitPicks, or Cascade Ecological but am a little concerned about the weight difference. Will a sub of Bulky for Super Bulky make that much of a difference? Both have been used, the latter more frequently.

Something to ponder.

Baudelaire Sweater

This is the sweater that I’m working on and just adore. It’s a Berroco Pattern from their Berroco Blackstone Tweed Booklet. I’m making the Baudelaire sweater.

The yarn has a mix of angora and mohair in the wool and I love it. I’ve read complaints about it breaking and it being difficult to work with if you are a tight knitter (which I am, never once have I had the luxury of not going way up in needle sizes), but I haven’t had any trouble.

I’m using the suggested colour, Nor’Easter. I decided I needed to broaden the colour palate of my wardrobe , otherwise I would have chosen yet another purplish yarn.

This is just an intro to the sweater, prepare yourself for an onslaught of posts to come. I’d like to be able to have a new little project every few days, but seeing as I have very little time for knitting as it is, this one will be around for a while. Which I’m totally okay with!