Thursday, 13 September 2007

The War of Thermal

I know that I'm going to love Thermal to pieces once it's finished. I know that it's destined to become one of my favorite sweaters, there is so much to love about it- the fine gauge, the straightforward design, the classic fit. It's going to be great.

But damn, this has been one slow-going knit. That fine gauge and waffle stitch is obviously the black hole of knitting. I did put it down for a while to work on Central Park Hoodie (which is currently napping, now that my love has switched back to Thermal) but I knit and knit and knit- and it still feels like I'll never finish the sleeves. I'll have been knitting for an hour, and then think to myself, "I must be nearly ready for the next part. I'll measure to be sure." And that's when I discover that despite being very sure that I've gone through the four row repeat dozens of times, the sleeve seems to hardly increase in length at all.
But I do love the way the sleeve increases move up the inner arm, as though they were seamed... And I have no idea why Thermal looks grey in this picture. I know I need to build a light box, because my basement apartment is seriously hampering my photos.

3 comments:

Glenna C said...

Aw, man, that black hole sucks. I am in the middle of one or two at the moment myself. (garter stitch = easy but not tres stimulating). But just think of how great and comfy the sweater will be when you're done! You're so close!

GalGreetsCity said...

This sweater is gorgeous! If it's not grey, what color is it?

Team Knit ! said...

It's a dusky blue colour- I keep meaning to build a light box, but haven't done it yet. I live in a basement apartment, the light is craptacular for taking photos.....