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Please Tell Me It Looks Bigger…

My Sweater in progress, after a weekend of nonstop knitting
My Sweater in progress, after a weekend of nonstop knitting
I’ve been knitting like crazy. You know how it is when you get to a point where you knit and knit and knit, and feel like the product isn’t getting noticeably bigger? That’s where I am with this sweater. I knit every chance I get. I’ve been ignoring e-mails. My addiction to Bejeweled Blitz has gone mostly unanswered. I did go shopping with my daughter in the rain yesterday; school pictures are on Tuesday and the princess who wears hoodies and high tops requested a new dress. How could I say no to that? But, other than that, it’s been about the knitting. Does it show? Can you see a difference?

I keep hoping that I’m almost to the end of the yoke section. I keep trying it on, and it still looks huge, but sadly, it’s not big enough yet to be called “done”. So I keep doing the raglan increases. I secretly was hoping that it wouldn’t be necessary to do the number of increases stated in the pattern for the largest size. Well, shoot. I’ll have to diet, so I can make a smaller size someday. That should be a dieting incentive, right? Get smaller so I can use less yarn and be done with my projects faster. You’d think that would work…

Filati Infanti magazine by Lana Grossa
Filati Infanti magazine by Lana Grossa

Look what I found yesterday on the magazine rack at Barnes and Noble. It’s a magazine by Lana Grossa, called, “Filati Infanti.” I don’t really know much about this, if this is a special issue, or if they put this out periodically, or what. But it’s made with heavier paper than a typical magazine and it is loaded with the most adorable patterns for babies and little kids. I’ve never really purchased their yarns, but I am hoping that there are lots of appropriate substitutes already in my stash. There are lots of babies coming or already here in the extended family, and I’ve been meaning to knit for them. I’m hoping this little book will lead to some inspiration.

But for now, I’ve got a sweater to knit. And knit. And knit. And knit….

3 responses to “Please Tell Me It Looks Bigger…”

  1. Jen Avatar

    I think it looks bigger. The yoke does tend to feel pretty endless. It helped that I knit mine in stockinette because it went a little faster…but I’m hearing you on the wish that we could be one of those people who says, “I’ve got 3 skeins of yarn–I think I’ll knit myself a sweater!”

    The baby patterns book looks familiar…I might have one like it that was tossed in for free for some purchases I made at Little Knits. I couldn’t believe it when she picked up this heavy book and just added it to my bag. 🙂

  2. Ellen Avatar

    I made a FLS last year and yeah, it seems endless for a while. But I love the gull wing lace portion. I’ve made the baby sweater version several time and even it seems long at time.

    Love the purple!

  3. Holly Avatar

    As I remember Filati puts out one to two baby issues a year.

    Your yoke is growing, really it is. Small needles and (?) garter stitch just takes forever (as I have found in my latest project….. almost as long as an I-cord edging….

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