Sunday, December 16, 2012

Something You Might Like- A New Ravelry Forum

Right before I left on my trip I was on Facebook talking with my friend Mary in Texas. We were having a conversation about UFO's (unfinished objects). Projects that were started and then relegated to the bottom of our knitting bags and closets. We realized we had a plan to unearth these buried treasures and get them finished. We started a forum on Ravelry called wine & cheese wip along.

We wanted to have fun and support each other through some of these fantastic projects that had been languishing for too long.  We started this group 2 weeks ago and there are already 58 members!  Feel free to head on over and lurk and then join the party with your story and we will lend you encouragement and advice to help you finish your UFOs!

My current project that I started over a year ago in October is the Zosia sweater.  It's a pattern from the Twist Collective website.  I am using some of my lovely Artesano Aran yarn in Rosewood for this.  I had knitted up a few rows when I bought the pattern, but put it aside in January when a pattern revision came out.  I thought I would get back to it, truly, I did. 

A few weeks back I was getting ready to figure out what to pack for my trip to Philly.  As I was doing this I realized that I didn't have a single fall/winter sweater that I had made and I remembered the Zosia. 

I was working on other things, so I didn't pick it up to start again.  Then, the conversation on Facebook happened and I knew I had to get this sweater made as my first UFO.  So, 2 weeks ago, before my trip, (in which I was only going to bring some socks to finish knitting and a summer top I knitted that needed seaming) I ripped down the few rows of Zosia and started knitting. 

I completed the back on my trip and started the left front last week. As I looked at the back I realized that I had made a mistake in one of the cables on the back.  I dutifully ripped down the 4 stitches that I knew were the problem.  I made it all the way down to the spot and realized the mistake was over 8 stitches, not 4.  So what is a knitter to do?  I RIPPED down to the problem, redid the cables and knit back up again.

As I was knitting it I made my increases for the chest and realized that I had made another mistake in the ribbing.  I finally was able to get it all reparied and now I am almost done the back again.  Just a few more rows and then back to the front.  Please join our party over on Ravelry.

Happy Stitching!
One Planet Yarn and Fiber


Anonymous said...

I knit the left and right fronts at the same time, back and forth on a circular needle with 2 balls of yarn. That way, I am guaranteed that they will be the same. I do both sleeves at the same time, too. It all seems to go so much faster that way!

One Planet said...

That' always a good idea. I have trouble carrying along to do 2 at a time.