You know, it’s funny — I had never seen another Pinwheel sweater knitted up before yesterday. Yesterday I logged into Ravelry and searched for the Pinwheel sweater in the pattern search function. I found a whole bunch of them in progress and completed.
It didn’t occur to me to look before yesterday. Sometimes I am slow like that.
I got home yesterday afternoon feeling fine and dandy after my first full day at work in a very long time. A half hour later, exhaustion kicked in. So, consequently, not a whole lot of progress on the Pinwheel.
But I am a few rows from the point where I can put the appropriate stitches on hold for the sleeves, so progress is being made.
As I mentioned yesterday, the body of the sweater is divided into 8 sections, and you do the increases at the end of each section.
To facilitate multi-tasking, I have separated each section with a stitchmarker.
And I used a larger marker (in a different color) for the last section.
This way, I can easily watch tv while working on this. It’s just mindless stockinette stitch, so I know to increase without looking when I feel the marker coming up. The larger marker, of course, signifies the end of the round, so I know to stop and start increasing at that point, as the increases are done every other round.
It’s really a dead simple sweater. Until you get to the edging. Which is . . . crocheted.
(Insert ominous music here)
I don’t crochet, apart from doing a chain for provisional cast-ons.
L-B very kindly offered to crochet the edging for me, as she can and does crochet. (Note: L-B specified that this is not a blanket offer for all non-crocheters. It is a one-time, non-transferable offer.) I did think about taking her up on the offer, but I’m toying with the idea of knitting on a lace edging. I mean, why the heck not?
I’ve doodled up an edging and I will knit a sample to test it out. Stay tuned!
The picture of kitty contentment.