I’ve just done something so clever with my knitting that all I can do is run around the apartment squealing about how clever I am. While I wait to get some extra yarn I need for Jackson’s crab, I’ve started Sam’s fall sweater. I’ve finally gotten past all the fit issues I was having (stupid yarn) and cast on. Want to see?
I know what you’re thinking: That’s funny. I thought O W L S was a bottom-up sweater. Why is she working from the top down?
Good question. THAT’S WHAT’S SO CLEVER. I’m not working from the top down at all! I used a provisional cast-on so I could knit the yoke first. This will enable me to make sure the sweater is the right length by knitting down from the chest, and will also allow me to decide at the last possible moment whether to do ribbing or something else at the bottom.
(I can hear the non-knitters backing away slowly. It’s OK, guys! Just skip to the comments and tell me how much you love the wee owls.)
There’s only one teensy flaw in my brilliant plan. The next step was to be Sam trying the yoke on to quadruple-check the sizing. And naturally, Sam has NO CLUE what I am trying to pull over his head (it really does not look like a sweater and even if it did it is too warm for a sweater today) so he refuses to cooperate.
P.S. The color is way off in the photo. It is actually a rich, chocolate-y brown.