Well, I am still working on Mr. Penney’s sweater. Sigh.
The sleeves, the back, and the one front half are done. What remains is the other half of the front and the collar, followed by sewing the whole thing up. All of my knitting time (which is not a lot lately because of the yard work and the work that I actually get paid for) is spent on this freaking sweater. I think this is why I got away from knitting for so long.
Back in the day (Roseann can attest to this,) I used to exclusively knit sweaters, for myself and for my family and friends. Big, huge, baggy sweaters. Hello 1980’s! But back then, I still lived at home with my parents and did not have a whole lot of responsibilities outside of work. I was also a homebody without anything like a home computer or Internet, so there was loads of time to produce a sweater per month or so.
Then, I bought my own townhouse and moved out on my own. I got out of the house more and took up a craft (weaving) that had a huge entrance fee (buying a loom) but that also allowed me to produce items a lot faster (if I didn’t get hung up on some detail.) Knitting became a backup hobby because it took forever, compared to weaving, for me to produce something.
And this year, I got back into knitting for a number of reasons. But now I remember why I got away from knitting for so long. This will probably be the last adult sweater I do for a while. At least one with a sort of deadline attached to it.