WIPW (9) – Jumper Continuation!

I posted about the first jumper I’ve attempted in last week’s WIPW, and it’s all I’ve worked on since. I started it (for the second time) while I was on holiday in Cornwall with JS and his family. It was a bit odd to be knitting a very heavy aran jumper in the summer sunshine, but things were going well.

WIPW (8) – Jumper as it was last week.

For comparison, here is what it looked like at the time.

Front cabling, a third done.
Front cabling, a third done.

At this point, I lost the pattern (or rather, the whole magazine) and had to write to “Let’s Knit” to ask for a spare copy of the pattern. They were very obliging, and emailed it straight over. Customer service was absolutely excellent, and I’m seriously considering subscribing to the magazine in addition to “Knit Today“.

WIPW (9) – Jumper as it is today

I’ve been struggling with my depression recently, and part of my new strategy for coping with it has been setting myself daily “small goats” (derived from a group I’m in on Ravelry). Clearly, they are goals but with a typo.

Anyway, I think one of my goals for the last week has been “knit at least 20 rows on the jumper” on a daily basis. I’ve done fairly well. JS took me to Towersey Village Festival* and although I carted my knitting with me everywhere I went, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted. This is where I was at as I got off the train this morning.

The front of the jumper, massively over-knitted and had to rip back 32 rows from here.
The front of the jumper, massively over-knitted and had to rip back 32 rows from here.

Can you spot one or two errors? These are irritating me, but not enough for me to rip back – don’t know if this is a victory over annoying perfectionism, or a symptom of depression. It could also be because I had to rip back after I noticed that I’d done 32 extra rows. Thirty-two!!! That’s two days worth of knitting. The frustration when I noticed was immense. Once I’d ripped back, I got to here.

Ripped back and ready for shaping.
Ripped back and ready for shaping.

I have been getting a bit concerned that I’m going to run out of yarn. I did check my yardage very, very carefully before I started. Luckily, it was just me being a dolt, and I should have enough. I am cutting it fine though. Fingers crossed it lasts, otherwise I might have to go for a duo-tone effect! I do have some other aran in my stash, but it’s a fetching cream. Maybe it won’t look so bad….

I’m starting to see the end of the jumper. The sleeves are three-quarter length, and the cowl will basically be a “knit till the yarn runs out” job (I won’t have enough to do the full written cowl, but that’s OK. It’s a bit long anyway.

The image of Susannah in the magazine.
Full pic with whole-length cowl shown.

Work in Progress Wednesday

If you want to get into WIPW, head over to Tami’s Amis. It’s one of my favourite blogs, she does several regular slots every week, and it’s really interesting reading. Also, the colours that she uses are fantastic, I’m in love with them – especially the greens! I have a bit of a thing for green, which will become clear in my future spinning attempts.

Much love,

Corrie xx

*I seem to go to folk festivals whenever things are a bit shaky. Odd. I do have some awesome reviews to post up, so watch this space.

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15 Responses to WIPW (9) – Jumper Continuation!

  1. Hege says:

    It’s going to be a very beautiful sweater!!

  2. Michelle says:

    WOW! That’s an incredible amount of progress on your jumper! You’re whipping through it. I bet you’ll be done in time to wear it for the first signs of cold weather!

    • Corrie says:

      Hope so! I’m devastated as I left it at work tonight and won’t be able to knit on the commute tomorrow. May have to cast-on a new project…!

  3. Jazz says:

    So big proyect! You’re knitting pretty fast :)

  4. Tanya says:

    It’s looking ab fab!! and I can’t see the errors at all!

    Love the idea of small goals every day.

    Take care xox

    • Corrie says:

      Thank you! It helps a lot, although I failed today. That can be demoralising. Never mind.

      The errors are SO obvious to me, but hopefully I can get over it.

  5. That looks like a wonderful pattern … nice and heavy, not too much detail, not plain. You’ll be done in no time!

    • Corrie says:

      I like the detail being so simple — everything else I liked the look of was really complicated, so I didn’t want to take on anything too big when I haven’t knitted a jumper before. I’m really pleased about it. Hopefully I’ll finish it this weekend.

  6. Regula says:

    Wonderful sweater, and yes, I can see an end too.

  7. Keri says:

    I always worry about running out of yarn. It doesn’t matter how many times I check before I start I am convinced it will happen every time. Your sweater looks great and I assure you no one can see the mistakes.

  8. Maria says:

    That is such a beautiful sweater. I wish I had the patience (and daring!) to jump into a project like that!

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