For the last week my knitting has been focused on Alys. I'm been on a mission and want to finish in the worst way. I compiled a list of new samples the other day - there's no time to waste. I've been knitting in front of a fan, steadily moving closer to the bottom border. Alys must come off the needles.
But yesterday I snapped. It was another day of oppressive heat combined with errands that involved
This sweater has become cumbersome, heavy and hot. Instead of adding to the steamy conditions with a lap full of wool, I opted for a sock. At first I felt a twinge of guilt for abandoning the sweater, and then I felt a sense of relief. Sock knitting is so much cooler. Not to mention the fact that rounds with 65 stitches move at lightning speed compared to rows with over 300 stitches.
To take matters even further I started to consider the difference between the two projects. The sweater is obviously larger and heavier than the sock, but how much? To answer that question I pulled out the scale. The sweater weighs in at 271g, and the sock weighs in at 57g . . . a cool 57g.
With more HHH today I'll be finishing the toe and casting on the second sock. Alys won't be forgotten. This weather pattern is supposed to break later today, and Alys will be back in action tomorrow.