Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I will conquer you, Terry's Pullover, I WILL!

I spent a few hours last night working on this sweater.

Things learned:
  1. Long-tail (or double) cast-on. (J, this is when you set up your first row of stitches on the needle)
  2. The long-tail cast-on is awesome. Very quick and easy. Casting on 232 stitches using this method took me about 20 minutes, as opposed to 45+ minutes using the knitted cast-on method. Sweet.
  3. It's also stretchy.
  4. Beer helps.
I have approximately 2 rows completed. So far the first row of ribbing looks good. It's not all loose and bloopy like my last one was. I am happy thus far. It's still the beginning though. I'll work on it some more tonight and tomorrow (it's a holiday - Veteran's Day for my non-US friends, and those of my US friends (that being most of them, much like myself) who can't remember what day of the week it is - and Georgia's daycare is closed). The day off will provide some primo knitting time. Plus, I'm not feeling too hot, so I don't think Georgia and I will be running all over creation like we normally do on days off.


Sorry, this one is going to be boring as hell. I'm doing miles of stockinette (stocking) stitch right now, and I'm pretty good at that. Barring total stupidity, or drunken knitting or something, I think I'll be able to get through the rest of the main portion of the sweater without incident. Things might get dicey when I start picking up stitches for the collar.

I KNOW! The drama! I have you all biting your fingernails and sitting on the very edges of your seats in breathless anticipation of my next screw-up. Will she make it? Can she possible pick up 200+ stitches successfully? How many times will she have to rip out?



I'm gonna start tomorrow. WOO!


No photos today. Sorry. :(

I will leave you with a link to my WTF moment for today at It's Lovely, I'll Take It!


  1. I use long tail cast on for just about everything I knit. Knitting on is just so slow and tedious!

    Welcome to the long tail club!

  2. I tend to use the backward loop cast on for everything unless it calls for something else. I really like cable cast ons but usually forget about them.

    I like knitting socks and shawls. Sweaters test my patience.....

  3. You think starting 232 stitches is tough? What about Cecil B. DeMille? He had a cast of THOUSANDS!