Sweater Weather

by | Feb 10, 2020

Holy shit, I knit a sweater!

It’s not that I didn’t think I could, more like I didn’t think I would.

There are two things about knitting sweaters that’s not appealing to me. And they both have to do with size.

One is that a sweater is a big project that uses quite a lot of yarn, and yarn is expensive! If you want a nice sweater you need to use nice yarn, and I’m pretty frugal. So, when I saw all these balls of lovely orange yarn at the thrift store I was pretty excited by the prospect of knitting a sweater for under $5.

The second reason I don’t like to knit sweaters is because I find it difficult to knit things to size, and a sweater isn’t any good if it doesn’t fit. I feel like I can measure all I want and I’m still not guaranteed to get something that I like that actually looks good. I have an irregular body shape, and I don’t like to fuss much, so finding a pattern and knitting an actual garment is pretty intimidating.

Well, I did it. I finished it today, and it’s… just OK. I mean it does fit. I don’t hate it, I just… I don’t think I’m going to be making another sweater anytime soon.

I guess I’ll just be sticking to hats and mittens, scarves and shawls, socks and slippers.

At least I tried!