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Houston, We Have an Armhole.

Posted in Knit & Crochet , on March 8, 2009 , 4 Comments

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While this news may not seem incredibly exciting to most, for me… it’s huge. It feels like I started my first crochet sweater months ago now, and today I finally had a little spare time to not only work some more rows on that, but I also finished another Huug the Hug Monster(c) that had been sitting half finished for the past three weeks, too. But OMG, my first armhole of my first sweater. Someone call the media.

The sweater I’ve been working on is from Lion Brand’s site, called the Side-to-Side Cowl Neck Sweater. It’s basically done as one big giant piece — go 18 inches, skip 25 sts (first armhole), then go another 18 inches and leave another 25 sts skipped (second armhole) with only one seam up the side for the body. Then the two sleeves are done separately and attached where the skipped sts are. It seems like one very tall rectangle, but the bulk of that will turn into the cowl part of the neck, once I finish the backside. At least that’s the plan.  This is the medium size, but I swear it feels huge — then again, that might be because the neck is not defined yet. Did I mention this is my first sweater? lol. I sure hope to finish it before winter is over. Though with the nasty cold and snow we just keep getting, I’m starting to think winter will never be over in Calgary. I’m also starting to realize that I’m more of a small-project-instant-gratification crafter vs. big-project crafter, hehe. However, once this sweater is done, the amount of gratification and pride will far outweigh the length of time it took me to make. I don’t spend nearly as much time working on it as I should.

And here is my latest Huug — in pink! Isn’t it cute? I am thinking of putting the previous blue one I made and this new pink one up for sale in my ArtFire studio. What do you think?

Lately I’ve had an itch to knit something. I’ve been crocheting so many things over the past several months that I can’t remember the last time I picked up knitting needles other than to move them aside as I rummage around in my case to find the right sized crochet hook I need. The problem is, I still have a fear of working with DPNs… so after getting used to and enjoying the fact that I am able to use a crochet hook to go round and round and make tiny little things without having to switch to DPNs, I can’t seem to figure out what to knit.  Any suggestions? I was thinking about the Calorimetry band or perhaps the Isabeau purse.  Of course, this is AFTER I finish the crochet sweater ;) So we could be talking about next winter at this rate, lol.

Have a great afternoon :)

4 Responses to “Houston, We Have an Armhole.”

  1. Sarah says:

    LOL. I can relate…I started a blanket for my twins before I had them…four and a half years ago. Still have finished it, but it’s started so one day my first grandchild…or possibly second, will have the cutest blanket.

  2. Lesley says:

    hahaha, isn’t that funny how that works out? :)

  3. Julia says:

    Hey Lesley,

    Do you have the pattern to that sweater? It is my goal to make a sweater this summer. That looks like something I can handle (with my mom’s help, Lol). I just finished a blanket for Angela and her finance as a shower gift and it consumed my life!

    Also, when are you moving back to Indy? We are having this party in NYC http://www.glamourgals.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121&Itemid=120 and are going to replicate it in Indianapolis in August! It should be a blast, but you would be an awesome person to be an instructor!

    I linked your blog to mine–I get a lot of hits from crafters and GlamourGals volunteers, so should drive some traffic your way!

  4. Lesley says:

    Hey Julia!

    The link to the pattern is in the post – it’s http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70210A.html and called the side-by-side cowl neck sweater. It’s been easy so far, but very time consuming!

    We are not 100% sure when we’re moving back to Indy just yet — we’ll find out tomorrow morning when we have our appointment at the U.S. Consulate office what kind of timeline we’re looking at. We’re hoping by the end of the summer, but you know how government paperwork can go… it may be later, or it may even be earlier! I’ll let you know for sure when we find out. I’d love to attend your Glamour Gals party if I’m back in time! And if we’re back in time and you need help with instructors, I can do my best! I’ve never taught anyone to crochet before but I’m sure it’s no biggie! Are the scarves single crochet? I’ll let you know!

    And thanks for the linkage — I’ll link to your blog as well! Take care :) Hope to see you in August!