This is the Hey, Teach! cardigan that I started at the end of February. It was knit in pieces (1 back, 2 fronts, 2 sleeves) and had to be seamed together. As it turns out, I didn’t hate it the seaming process as much as I thought I would! I mean, don’t get me wrong… I’d love to not have to do this again if I don’t have to. However, I realized that it’s not worth stressing out about it. It just requires patience and a steady hand. (Two things that I don’t have, really… but two things that I can fake when necessary!)
It was knit as a gift for Alex’s mom’s birthday and I presented her with it yesterday. She said she loved it… but she didn’t try it on or anything so I don’t know how (or whether) it fits. I already have a request from Alex’s sister to knit her one “just like it but in white” and another request from Alex’s mom’s friend for “something warm” (maybe a shawl?). I already have a long list of items that I’d like to make for friends and relatives, so I guess these two will be added to it.
In the meantime, I’m starting something for me:
It’s going to be a hat! I haven’t knit anything for myself… ever. So before embarking on Alex’s impossibly large (not really but it sure seems like it!) striped long-sleeve cardigan, I’m making myself a quick slouchy beret. Neither the yarn nor the needles I’m using are true to the designer’s instructions, so I’m worrying about the final measurements of the thing. I hope it will fit somehow.