If you guys were hoping for some kind of miracle in which I received my needles early or magically found replacements, I’m afraid that I’m going to have to disappoint you. And no needles means no progress.
No progress means no sweater update. Sorry, guys.
I can tell you what I’ve been doing in the meantime, though!
You guys know those scrappy granny stripe blankets that have been sweeping the knitting world? I say “have been” like they’re a new phenomenon, but really I’m seriously late to the trend (as usual).
Anyway, I finally decided to get going on one of those!
I cast one on the starting chain a couple months ago, but never got past the chaining. Partially because crochet is (to me) very complicated, and partially because I chained way too many stitches to start, and also chained them all too tightly. So I had to start over.
Well, I figured now was as good a time as any to get back to it, seeing as all I have to do presently is wait for my needles to come in.
My other options were casting on the hat I want to make for my dad for Christmas, or working on the leg warmers I started ages ago.
However, I need the 40” cord that is in my sweater to work on the hat. I ordered a 16” circular to make it, but I just can’t handle the size of the needles on that kind of circular, so I’m going to magic loop it. And the leg warmers are in timeout for being both fiddly and boring.
Of course, I’ve got plenty of other yarn waiting to be skeined and turned into something gorgeous, but this blanket is really something I’ve been wanting to do.
I’m still working on the setup rows, but it better be true what people say, that the beginning is the hardest part of this blanket. Because so far, I am not having fun. There’s a very good reason that I don’t crochet often, and this setup row isn’t changing my mind in the slightest.
Here’s hoping it gets easier.