Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Epic Knit Has Begun

I knew that I needed to start the Epic Knit before my break ends if I am to start it at all, so after spending a few hours trying to bring some order to the sewing room, I assembled all the pieces. 
About a half hour later, I had 298 stitches cast on and was into the second round. Yahoo! Maybe I really will get this monster knit by the end of the year. Of course, that's easy to say now as I haven't started the very complex Fair Isle pattern. That's where the challenge begins.
But it is way too nice to stay inside. Keith and I took a long walk this afternoon. It was 22 degrees and sunny -- my idea of a perfect day. It gave me a chance to wear my Sockhead Hat.
And I'm thinking of Kathy B, who will understand that I am a bit blue today. My daughter left yesterday to go to her dad's house and is now on her way back to Miami. The house feels very lonely without her.

Having a two-week break is downright luxurious. I feel very lucky. And very relaxed! I was hoping to take a quick trip Up North for some cross country skiing with friends, but it doesn't look like there is snow anywhere. No climate change here!

12 comments:

  1. Talk about Epic!!! That will be a gorgeous sweater. Just remember that the Fair Isle will keep it from becoming boring...at least that's what I would tell myself - lol.

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  2. What a gorgeous sweater! I know you'll enjoy knitting the complex Fair Isle pattern.

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  3. That's going to be a beautiful sweater.

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  4. The fairilse cardigan will be gorgeous!

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  5. That looks like a beautiful and challenging pattern. Happy New Year!

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  6. Love your Sockhead hat. Those are GREAT colors.

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  7. That is beautiful, and as others have said, the fair isle should keep it from being boring. I'm sorry your daughter had to go but try to enjoy some me time and look forward to the next visit.

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  8. What an amazing project! I am so glad you got it started!

    And, I love your sockhead hat!

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  9. Yikes is all I can say to a walk in 22* weather!!! lol It has been in the low 80's here which is my perfect!
    I do love the hat on you-I am sure you had to woolen up for that walk.
    Remember the cardigan is knit one stitch at a time-you will do fine!
    Enjoy your work break!

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  10. I love your epic knit! I'm sorry you are blue - I didn't like when my daughter lived on the west coast at all!

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  11. So sorry you are feeling a bit sad about your daughter leaving. I always felt like I had lost half my heart when my son left to go back to Ohio. I am so glad he is home for now. Wishing you good luck on the Epic knit, you are my knitting hero. Happy 2019!

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  12. Love your sockhead hat! I really like the slouch in it. I might want to knit one too this year. That's great you got started on knitting the fair isle sweater, starting is sometimes the hardest part. Happy New Year!

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