We’re officially 1/3 of the way through this crazy experiment in sweatering.
Can I say that? I’m not sure sweater can be verbed as successfully as other words.
You know what – we’re sweatering along. There. Someone hashtag sweatering. Done.
Anyways! So we’ve just passed a milestone in our little journey to sweaterdom and how are we doing?
Well apparently SOME of us are doing awesome.
Like Katie who is 1/3 of the way through her Bella Shrug!
Or Lisa who is making everyone look bad by having what looks like WAY more than 1/3 done with her gorgeous Siesta!
I’ve had several verbal confirmations of getting there, even more of us complaining that we’re not, and even someone who had to frog! Karen, my heart is with you in your time of need.
Can anyone tell that I’m stalling about telling you about my sweater. Because I am NOT but how is the weather where you are? Rainy?
Okay fine. So here’s the good news and the bad news. I am 1/3 of the way done with my sweater!
The bad news? Well, most of that was already knit. Here’s how much I’ve done.
I want to say ‘in my defense, it’s really just a giant wall of cables’ but in my defense nothing. And here’s why. In one of my knitting sessions, I remember this sweater front laid out over my legs like a blanket and I had this dizzying feeling because I realized that I had MADE this. I am the slowest knitter in the world and I’ve been putting this off for literally years, but I created a huge swathe of fabric by myself one stitch at a time. I actually knit twice as much then as I intended because I was all high on endorphins.
And that’s why knitting this sweater is like working out. It’s not that I don’t like knitting (obviously I do) or that I don’t like working out. I just think I do because it takes effort and I’m a lazy, lazy blob. But once you get going and you realize how much you actually enjoy your hobby or being active, you can’t image not doing it again. And then I realize how ridiculous it is that I lump my favorite hobby into something like a chore. What is wrong with my mind?
So here’s the deal. I’m going to pinky swear to get my butt moving so that I have actually gotten to the 2/3 mark by the 20th (since I can’t actually cheat anymore). And I’m going to tweet the crap out of it. Yes, expect lots of blurry camera phone pics. You’ve earned it. There was even some very lofty talk about creating a hashtag on Twitter *coughStevecough*, so I decided to steal that idea.
— Zylo (@ZyloHandmade) September 12, 2015
So everyone grab your needles, hooks, and cell phones! I’m following anyone who uses the hashtag so we can all stay updated and I’ll be back to show you the progress soon!