Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Since the last time I posted, I realized that I was just a few short weeks from my next sprint triathlon, and that I wasn't really prepared for it. So I've been making a point of getting my training in for my race, which has pretty much worn me out and made me worthless for anything else. The race is this Sunday, so once I get through that, I hope I'll have a little more energy for blogging. And knitting!

Anyway, I have been making slow, but steady, progress on my Lanata cardigan. I've been working on it during my commute to and from work, which has gotten me about 10 rows a day. It's not going fast, but it's going.

I started this project with the Rowan Revive that I reclaimed from my (now) ill-fitting Peasy cardigan. Since I've lost weight over the last 18 months, the sweaters I made before then don't fit me anymore, so into the frog pond they've gone! I was very pleased (and surprised) at how easily this sweater came undone - I think it only took three hours to take apart. It was most of the first two Harry Potter movies, if I remember correctly.

Once I got the sweater frogged, I wound the yarn into hanks, then tied them up so I could get them washed. After a decent soak, all the hanks got a couple days to dry, then I was ready to cast on! I got through the bottom ribbing pretty quickly, and learned the lace repeats easily too. I've just gotten to the point where I get to set the body of the cardigan aside to work on the sleeves, so I'll probably start those on tomorrow's commute. I like knitting my sleeves two-at-a-time (doesn't everyone?), which I find easier, because I know that both sleeves will have the same gauge and they'll (likely) come out with the same number of rounds and with their decreases in the same places.

So, that's all I've got for tonight. Until next time, Friends.


  1. Wow! You frogged a completed project. That's gutsy!

  2. Well, it WAS more than $100 worth of yarn. And of course I didn't start the sleeves this morning. I was just too tired to do it last night, and I was running late this morning. Maybe I'll get to it tomorrow. Famous last words...