I am going to knit a sweater.
End of story.
Only, I might have said this before. Maybe a few times even.
I might have even started those sweaters.
I might have even promised to deliver them to a certain person by a certain date.
More specifically, I promised to knit the Cabled Pullover for my best friend for Christmas in 2013. I’ve blogged about this sweater before back in August… of 2013. Do you hear me? That’s a gift I intended for Christmas 2013. While taking years to finish a present is certainly not unheard of for me, this one nags.
I’ve done some good knitting the past two years. Got a couple of patterns published and have a backlog of more I’m in various stages with. But this one… I’ve pulled it out several times to complete it. First I realized I put the pattern somewhere else. Then I realized I may have lost the pattern entirely in my move. Then realized I could print another one, only to finally… realize that I would have to either figure out EXACTLY where I was in the pattern by examining each row or rip it all out.
It hurts us, Precious. I don’t want to rip out all that good knitting! I don’t want to have this stuffed under my bed until I die either.
I have to get this guy knit.
First of all, I’ve been knitting for over 7 years now (OMG, what?) and I’ve never knit a sweater. Also, I’m going to be 30 this year (OMG WHAT?!) and I want to say I tackled this before my arthritis kicks in.
Writing this post and declaring it to the world is step 1. Sharing it on my social media sites to shout it to the world is next. I’ll be knocking on some doors this month to see if anyone will join me on this challenge because I’m afraid it won’t happen if I don’t have someone to report to.
So who’s with me? Who else needs to be held accountable for tackling the most ubiquitous knit? If this year goes well, maybe next year I’ll try socks. But for now:
1. It needs to get off my plate and off my needles.
2. I can’t pass up the alliteration of Sweater September and…
3. It gives me a whole month to
procrastinate plan to make this a success.
I’m making this even more official and creating a mailing list for it. That means I’ll be begging people to join me so I won’t be writing this same post nearing Christmas 2025. If you’re in the same boat, you’ve never knit a sweater, or you just need that push to keep you going – we can help each other. We. Can. Do. It.
This mailing list is for 30 Day Sweater September only and you won’t be signed up for any other mailing list without your knowledge. That’s not cool, yo.