Thank you guys so much for all your kind and encouraging comments on my last post! It was so nice to hear all your suggestions. Also, I can't believe people who knit sweaters are intimidated by socks, sweaters are huge! Literally! I just bought 3 additional skeins of yarn for this sweater. Socks are just one skein. Ha!
I ended up swatching all day yesterday in between emails and work, I was so excited to get up this morning and measure them! I did the whole wash and hang them, gold star right?!
I went with the Calligraphy cardigan. I love how squishy it's knitting up. It's totally going to be cozy central. I'm not quite sure if it's possible but I might not knit as much ribbing on the top, I have broad shoulders & a large bust. I fear the excess fabric will make me look like a football player. ;) Plus, to be realistic, I'll only be able to wear it maybe 3 months out of the year because it doesn't get crazy cold here.
Doesn't frogged yarn look like ramen noodles? I pulled apart one of the swatches and cast on, I'm sure there is a rule against that somewhere. My stitches are a little uneven because of it but I don't think anyone is going to be inspecting my neck up close. I don't know any vampires that I'm aware of.
I don't really have a set time for finishing this, although I will say there is something incredible about using size 6 needles and DK weight yarn. I'm so used to size 1 needles and fingering weight yarn! I felt like I was FLYING this afternoon! The must stash girls are having a sweater KAL that ends on June 30th which would be so cool to be able enter but I think that's totally not achievable. So I think maybe by my birthday??! (That's 8/8!) We'll see. My goal is to blog about it once a week, just so that way I work on it and you guys can see it turn into something. And so I don't wuss out partly through. I haven't read any of the ravelry notes on the pattern, I'm afraid I'll start to psych myself out or tell myself it'll look like a bathrobe on me. True story!
In other exciting news, we've made 1/4 of our goal for Summer Sampler sales!!! If we make it to 100% of our goal in sales by week 5 (July 18th!), the subscribers ONLY will get a bonus pattern we designed. I really hope we get there! And then this Friday we are sending out June's Woodland Sampler pattern. This month is something I've never seen in real life but I *really* want too. I don't want to give away too much but you can buy fake ones in mason jars that are pretty dang cute.
Speaking of giveaways, do you know my friend Lindsay? She is so cute and has such a pretty blog, she also long arm quilts for me! Well, she's doing a giveaway right now that you totally want to enter, Dani generously gave her two bags that are seriously amazing. The glasses on the zippers! eep!!! I want the box bag so bad!
Anyways, thank you again for all your encouragement, I really appreciate it a ton! <3
ps: I totally just pulled my old Pfaff out of it's case- cross your fingers I can sneak in a little sewing time this week! I'm dying to work on that Halloween Donut Quilt!