A Knitting Goal & Me Made May...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

I feel like the White Rabbit right now, rushing around and hurriedly glancing at my pocket watch realising that if I don't get my A into G I'm going to be late - late for a very important date.

I started knitting a cardigan a while back, feeling really excited about how I'd wear it with all-of-the-things. I got past the ribbing, I knitted the body, and then, I got to the arms and stopped. For some reason, I have the same mental block I did when I started the ribbing. I don't want to use double pointed needles because, well, that's just way too confusing for my poor, tired little brain, but beginning the Magic Loop is also causing me some issues. It's fiddly. So I've been stalling.

But, it's nearly winter here again, and I've started getting excited about wearing it with all-of-the things once more, and lucky for me, the little push I need is right around the corner. Hello Me Made May!!

My goal is to have my cardigan finished before the beginning of May. That gives me 28 days of full on evening knitting, and being a slow knitter, it's going to be a challenge, but I'm putting it out there. It's official.

So, Me Made May, are you going to be participating? Zoe has just announced the sign up details here. You have plenty of time to think about your Me Made pledge, so don't feel like you need to do it right away, just make sure you come up with something before the beginning of May. No panic sewing allowed!

We have a flicker group set up, a pinterest board and will be using the hashtag #MMMay16 on social media. Head on over to Zoe's blog for all-the-details!

I haven't quite figured out my challenge yet, but I'll be thinking about it over the next few weeks. I'm thinking about changing my pledge up a little from my previous ones by maybe adding a knitting project into it. Once my Belfast cardigan is done, I need to start on this one. I bought the pattern and wool for it at the same time as the cardigan, well over a year ago... eep.

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4 comments on "A Knitting Goal & Me Made May..."
  1. If you hate DPNs and magic loop, you can always knit the sleeves flat and seam them up - I used to do that. I used to think magic loop was the answer to all my woes, but it creates just as bad a ladder as dpns if not worse.... But i recently invested in 12 and 9 inch circulars, and with those, I can tell you my sleeves are growing fast!

    I heard there's a new blouse pattern coming out....??

  2. I often stall too when reaching the sleeves. I personally prefer magic loop and sometimes I can even knit two at a time to suffer less time. You can do it :)

  3. Sleeves are tedious, it's true, but I have only ever knitted on DPNs, so I don't know anything else. I'm pretty sure that just like anything, it takes practice. 3 projects on DPNs later, I'm just now getting used to it. The best tip a woman in my knitting group gave me is that every time you move to the next needle, give the second stitch a little tug to tighten the stitches and prevent "laddering". Can't wait to see your sweater and your Me-Made-May outfits!

  4. I've knitted with double point needles and using magic loop, magic loop is def the way to go for me. A lot less fiddly and less danger of loosing stitches. Like the previous comment, avoid the ladder by pulling the first stitch as you change needles a bit tighter.

    I have a jumper that I've been knitting for aggggeees, I go through phases of knitting lots and then leaving it for ages. Maybe I should make aiming to finish it part of me made may, I'm working on what my challenge will be too.



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