Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Knitting.... as fast as I can

I love my husband. I do not love knitting for him. He is very, very, tall. He has very, very, long arms. I know you can not really tell from the picture, but this is a lot of sweater right here. One round has about 300 stitches, and it is bothering my wrists because it so heavy.
Almost done though, I am at the yoke, finished the short rows (phew) and I am doing the decreases right now.


I have been picking it up at night, only to be snoozing on the sofa by half past nine. I just can't get into it. I am plowing through it though. Not only will this be so handsome on my husband, I have something waiting for me.


I am horrible, I know.

38 comments:

TD wool design said...

i can see the trouble!
that green is gorgeous. keep going, almost there, then...ahhh!

Colleen said...

Love your green yarn - it is my favorite color these days. Can't wait to see the cardigan... And of course the finished sweater for your hubbie.

Fran said...

"snicker snicker"

Fran

Hilary said...

Haha...the one time I knit for my husband I had to bribe myself to get through it, too. The sweater involved drab grey yarn, almost all stockinette, all in one piece, MULTIPLE bands to pick up, knit, and sew down, a zipper... It almost killed me.

Your green yarn is FABULOUS!

lucky knitter said...

Thinking about knitting with that beautiful green yarn would help me to finish the Cobblestone sweater too!

stefani said...

Oh yes. I had trouble knitting Tim's sweater, too...miles and miles of stockinette in a dull grey... The things we do for love! :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I have that same sweater queued up for my husband but things for me and the kids keep pushing it back :).

Love the green for your knit.

APA said...

Hang in there. Maybe this isn't as fast as you normally work, but it's still the speed of lightning! I know the man sweater will be fabulous on your tall, long hubby. He'll love it! And what a lovely green for you that is. Of course you know we'll be here waiting and happy to share your new project.

3 M's said...

wow- I made mine a hat ;) hee hee.
The sweater looks awesome, and love the cardigan- you find such great patterns- can't wait to see it finished.
(And, I may be the only one who remembers, but in a past from a while ago, you mentioned you may have to rip out another sweater of yours.. hoping it's not the Debbie Bliss cardigan, I've had my eye on that pattern!)

Anonymous said...

oh Katie!! Can't wait to see you in that green. I've always loved it when you wear that color. Remember all the green things I used to get for you?! :)
MOM
ps (of course Frank will look very handsome in his sweater too!-make sure we see a photo of him modeling it after all your hard work)

Carolyn said...

May the green yarn propel you forward! I'm loving it. I've been in your position. Good luck!

QuiltedSimple said...

That is a lot of sweater, but it will be so nice when done. The green looks totally yummy - I'd be anxious too!
Kris

Renee said...

Oh, what's waiting for you is AMAZING!!! Love the green. :)

a friend to knit with said...

oh katie! that cobblestone does get a little boring......and i made two wee sizes. (well, wee compared to that!) it is going to be fabulous yet yours is going to be SUPER fabulous!!!

Jessica said...

It looks like you are so close to being finished! And a little knitting treat for you when you are done...perfect!

Yevgenia said...

I can not wait to see the finished sweater! I not only have "trouble" knitting sweaters for my husband, but they never come out right the first time so I usually have to re knit the whole thing, as I am doing right now. Your next project is very nice.

Rosa said...

Oh my! Green is my signature color. I love it. Can't wait to see you start that. The Husband Sweater is looking great. I know from experience that knitting close to the end is so tedious, but you can do it!

My Love is..... said...

cant blame you.... gorgeous green beats grey anyday.

Iris E. said...

I have to echo the thought that the neutral color does little for me as compared to the stunning green my eyes are craving!!!
And who among us does NOT have her next project queued up and ready to go?! I admire your sticktoitiveness about now just busting into that green. You go, girl.
XO
iris

woolywumpus said...

That is a lot of sweater. How would your husband feel about knit tank tops in the future? I admire your persistance with that gorgeous green yarn beckoning you.

Lisa said...

I am knitting my husband a scarf for Valentine's Day. He's rather ...wide... and I don't have the patience to knit another sweater for him.

I completely understand bribing yourself with something gorgeous to finish up his sweater.

tiennie said...

What a great wife you are! Let me tell you that I'm happy that Matt is 5'10" and slim. I wouldn't be happy knitting for him if he was a big man!

Marcia said...

No, you are so good to complete one project before starting another.

beki said...

No, no, you're not horrible - you're a saint!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Its looking great and I can't wait to see it done! love that green too> Question- I am thinking of attempting The "Surface" cardigan can you just let me know if it was a real hard knit and how wearable it is for you. I really dont want to spend forever on it and then not want to wear it.

misschris said...

You're not horrible at all. It's completely understandable when you have that delicious green just *waiting* for you!!

Denise said...

Oh but you're so close to finishing. And he'll love you for it. You well deserve to start something for yourself (even before you finish his sweater ;-)

melissa s. said...

the more I read your blog, the more I want to learn how to knit. I see many projects for myself, but I don't see a project for my husband in my knitting future ;-)

Meagan said...

You can do it! You can do it! You probably have already done it! I hate that feeling when you just don't want to go on with a knitting item-but you have to, you just have to. The green will pull you across the finish line! I am looking for a simple, lightweight cardigan pattern that I can wear to weddings this summer, this one is a beauty. Now you have me wanting to knit again and I was about to start a quilt...So many projects, so little time! I will probably take you up on the free motion help-I just want to finish this little sweater that I started for Ava last night, first! I have never heard of dropping the feed dogs on a sewing machine, I am not sure even how to do it-so I will put together the quilt and maybe I can bring it over one evening to have you show me how to quilt it?!?

Ravenhill said...

Your green yarn is delicious! I hope you get to it sooner than you think!
~Emily

elliebelle said...

You're not horrible! I think it's awesome that you are actually knitting him a sweater! I've only given my boyfriend hats. :)
That mohair sweater will be gorgeous!

FinnyKnits said...

And that is precisely why Bubba does not have a Handknit by Wifey sweater yet. Because he is a friggen monkey with those long arms and is also quite tall.

I can't be knitting him a bare belly sweater!

Keep going, girl - you're almost there. And then you can make YOU something.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Thanks for the advise on the cardigan I will let you know when I start on it as I'm happy for any help that you can give.

KnitPastis said...

You are a trooper and such a dear to knit this for your husband.I get like this when I knit socks for for my husband's extra long feet:)

Louise said...

I hope we get to see tall husband modeling such a gorgeous sweater! And that green - ahhhh you're killing me with all this gorgeous wool and cute patterns!

Steph said...

I linked to you from my blog today. I love all of your knitting (and other) adventures!

kim said...

The Cobblestone is going to be fabulous. But that green! I love that sweater and just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Nantucket Dreams said...

that green is spring perfect!!!