Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday v.129

Greetings from Puppy Land, where everything is snuggles and puddles and please-for-the-love-of-all-that-is-holy-don't-chew-on-THAT, and where there is only precious little time for knitting these days.  The culprit:

Lucky for her, she's ridiculously cute.

But!  I did manage to knit a bit.

For instance, I managed to knit enough of my Baby Sophisticate sweater to realize that I have not enough yarn to finish.  Boo!  Looks like I'm about 12 yards short on sleeve #2, so I'm currently trying to decide how to remedy the situation.

Cute sweater though, eh?  Think the recipient would notice if it had only one sleeve?  Design element?  No?  Yeah, me either.  Sigh.  Stash busting is hard, man.

In other news, I'm nearly done with the back of my Austin Hoodie, and loving how it's looking, especially the woven section and the ribbing (Is it weird that I desperately want to block it RIGHT NOW?)...

I'm hoping to finish up the back and get started on the fronts in the next couple of days because I expect the sleeves and hood to take a soul-suckingly long time.

For now, I have a question if anyone's game.  I'm working on a row where I knit X number of stitches across the back, then put Y number of stitches on a holder for the neck, then work X number of stitches on the other side, and begin working up the left shoulder.  The pattern doesn't say to break the yarn here, or to join new yarn on the other side of the held stitches, but that's what I need to do, right?  I'm sure it is, I'm the sort who obsessively follows directions, and it's not in there.  Anyone care to nod at me before take the leap?

Then, after you solve all my problems, go check out the rest of the Work in Progress Wednesday posts.  I'll see you there!


  1. *nod* do it, you have to break that yarn. Silly not to have it in the pattern, though.
    You are in a tricky spot with that baby sophisticate pattern. Are you going to buy more yarn or rip back and put in another stripe?

    BTW, Austin hoodie looks awesome and is very, very tempting. I must abstain! I have too many things on the needles!!

  2. aww that cardigan is totally cute, I love it!!! Have a knitty wednesday xx

  3. Can you add more stripes? Would that give you more yarn for the second sleeve?

    Love the new pup!

  4. I add my nod to imaginarylily's one. The pup is so cute, I don't think I'd get much knitting done if I had someone like that to play with ;-)

  5. Enjoy puppy parenthood! I've been bugging my guy to let us get another for my 3.5 year old canine to play with but with our circumstances (we just moved in together, he's getting used to having one dog first, blah blah blah, all that practical nonsense) it isn't really in the cards right now haha!

  6. Pah! I have no idea sorry.
    She is a real cutie. Did you decide on a name? Did i miss that?
    Hope ur well (and find the yarn for that sweater.- what a pain!)

  7. Ah, poo! I hope you're able to figure a good way to compensate for the lacking yardage you need to finish Baby Sophisticate. It looks exceptionally incredible with the added stripes!

    And, SQUEE! PUPPY! She's stinkin' adorable! I'm glad you're all getting on well together!

  8. Everything looks great! I'm sorry about the sweater but I do have a suggestion. What about putting a different color between the light color stripes on the sleeve? Something bright and unexpected would be fun.
    Your puppy is so cute! The chewing is a pain though...

  9. She's a cutie, alright! She looks like the queen of all her domain. Just hide the yarn! Love the Baby Sophisticate. Any chance that someone on ravelry would have a match for the yarn that you are using? I also like Karen's suggestion. Your hoodie is looking great. I would break the yarn, otherwise things would get all tangled up.

  10. Maybe she chews on everything, but oh my goodness, she is so cute! That sweater looks pretty adorable too!

  11. Oh my. I am overwhelmed by puppy cuteness. I will not be showing this post to my husband as he actually said to me this week "now that we're done having kids maybe it's time for a dog?" Yeah, the baby is 10 DAYS OLD!
    I love you stripey sophisticate. Maybe turn it into a short sleeve cardi?
    The hoodie looks awesome. The only way I can see to continue with the same yarn is to knit across the stitches and then put them on the holder. I can't see why it would make any difference though. At some point you will have to join the yarn to one side or the other. It's looking great!

  12. Your Pup is super cute, and so are your knits. You are awesome for knitting a hoodie in fingerling. I agree with what you've decided, and it is nice to know I'm not the only one who wants every single thing IN the directions. I want it spelled out for me please!

  13. Do you have enough of the light yarn to make an extra stripe? A 3rd color yarn for another stripe? Opposite colors on the left sleeve?

    Very cute puppy. I love all of the spots. :-)