WIP Wednesday – Sweater Weather

I swore I would never make a sweater for myself again. See, I had horrible luck with them. The last few that I made, oye, just did not work. I completed almost the entire sweater, only to realize that the front pieces were too long or the whole thing was too short or my gauge swatch had lied. Each one was placed in a grocery bag, tossed in my closet for a few months, and eventually tossed when I decided I just couldn’t deal with fixing it.

So why, then, did I suddenly decide to start one? For myself? In a thin fingering weight yarn?

Because, well, I am a bit crazy. I’d been spending months making things for others – shawls/cowls for coworkers, hats for friends, socks for family, and dishcloths for anyone who would take them. Perhaps I needed to be selfish for awhile – a long while, due to the whole tiny, thin yarn thing.

I’m making myself a Featherweight Cardigan in BC Garn Semilla Fino on the color Ox. It’s gone rather fast, with my splitting out the sleeves after 48 hours and now at about 5″ past that just three days later.

Here it was on Monday, when I could actually get a halfway decent photo.

I’m halfway hopeful it’ll be done by the end of November. It’s certainly possible, time-wise, but I worry I may lose interest or run out of yarn or something goes wrong with it.

But, for now, I’m really enjoying it.