Last year flew by. I wasn't very productive and I blame the internet for that.( and my full time job) I spent far too much time on Ravelry, Facebook and reading peoples Blogs. I spent hours and hours hunting down the perfect projects and adding them to my" must knit" list. Unfortunately, I spent far less time actually knitting last year. So I added things much faster then I crossed them off.
I could of course make big plans to knit ....15 sweaters and 10 pairs of socks....or any other number of each this year. But I'm not going to. I am simply going to say that this year I would like to spend more time being productive and completing things and less time wasted on facebook and such.
So to start out the new year, on Jan 1st I started a new sweater. Yes, I know I should have worked on finishing something already started but it is my tradition to start a new project on Jan1st.
This year My project is the garter Yoke Cardigan which funny enough, I added to my Ravelry que last January.
Specifics: Garter Yoke Cardigan, Knit 1 winter 2008
Cascade 220 in a plum, aubergene color
I am getting a gauge of 20 sts to the inch on 8s so I am making a size 38 with the idea that it will be close to a size 35-36 when done.
I started on Jan 1st and did most of the yoke, Jan 2nd I started shapping the raglan. Today is the 3rd and I hope to seperate the sleeves from the body.
I also recieved my yarn from webs. I ordered classic elite waterlily to make Spoke ( new knitty) but I'm having 2nd thoughts. I get the same gauge that the ball bands lists but the pattern has a different gauge and I would have to go up a needle size. I don't like the way the fabric looks in that larger needle size. So even though this is the called for yarn I don't think I will use it for that.