There seems to be a hierarchy in stitching.
First, there is a scarf/blanket, then a hat, then socks.
Successfully completing these projects proves that you are then ready to take on the holy grail of stitching: a sweater.
Not that you have to go in any particular order – usually, by this time, you’ve got technique down and have figured out how to use a pattern which are important steps in attempting the very daunting First Sweater. I’m not exactly there yet. Granted, I’ve made a couple of hats successfully but patterns are still a new thing and I have never made socks…
That said, when I came across this sweater, I knew I was going to make it. To my complete surprise, when I bought the pattern, I found out this was crochet. I was a bit disappointed but also somewhat relieved.
While I never learned to knit as a kid, crochet was something I had down and it came back fairly easily when I decided to start making things again. Then I read further down and realized that I didn’t know the names of any of the stitches or what any of the abbreviations in the pattern meant.
I’m still going to make this sweater – well minus that flower thing – that’s getting replaced with a skull or a Periodic Table element, I’ll leave you to guess which one 😉
Now to finish that shawl! The update on that, is that I had to start over when my yarn snapped suddenly. It’s not a huge deal, rather, it’s an opportunity. I’ve cast on again with size 11 needles and it’s looking pretty good!
However I do have to finish it since I have a three project limit for the sake of The Spouse’s sanity. Technically, the Mood Scarf doesn’t count but I know someone in this house has been eying the Black Sheep Skully I started a while back and would be stoked to get it as an anniversary present in October.