Finally, Flax

Y’all must be tired of this now — the endless swatches, the yarn agony, the inability to meet gauge after washing a million swatches — it’s okay, y’all can tell me the truth.  I know you want to say “just start already!!!”   I feel exactly the same way and now, beginning is finally here.   😀

I should have started this sweater 3.5 weeks ago since it’s my Harry Potter Knitting & Crochet House Cup project.  Yeah … I signed myself up for that.  The thing is, the submission date for completion is July 31st.   You got it!  I have 37 days to knit like the wind and finish this sweater.  Flax … the bane of my sweater making existence.   But you’re so pretty … I can’t break up with you even after this kind of swatching abuse.  😛    It didn’t help that my surgery recuperation did NOT turn out the way I thought it would so I lost more time than I expected.  Le sigh.

Distract yourselves from my crazy “I’mgonnadothisinamonth” talk by the pretty shades (magenta and pacific) of Cascade 220.  Pray for me!  And yourselves, cause this is all I’ll be taking about crafting wise for the next 37 days.  Yeah … get use to it!  😀

Flax Finally

At least I have the yarn caked.  Whose going to give me points for that?  😛

12 thoughts on “Finally, Flax

  1. Preeti June 26, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Such lovely yarn cakes. You can do it, yes you can!!!!!

    • Nicky June 27, 2014 / 9:42 am

      You rock! Thanks for being part of my personal drill team! 😀

  2. Rae June 26, 2014 / 9:34 am

    Yay!!! Your colors are amazing and I definitely give you points for having all your yarn caked ahead of time. You’re going to do great!

    • Nicky June 27, 2014 / 9:31 am

      Thank you Sweater She-ro! You know you’re going to be on speed dial right? 😛

  3. Tracey June 25, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    You can do this, no sweat! We are hear to cheer you on so keep on posting.
    May your needles be on fire.

    • Tracey June 25, 2014 / 7:01 pm

      Well it seems I can’t spell…that should be here, not hear, sorry.

    • Nicky June 27, 2014 / 9:29 am

      I love it! Here’s to fiery needles! 😀

  4. dwj1978 June 25, 2014 / 8:50 am

    I can’t wait to see it! You can do it!!

    • Nicky June 27, 2014 / 9:28 am

      Thanks Dana! It’s really exciting! 😀

      • dwj1978 July 1, 2014 / 8:33 am

        Also had Cascade 220 paints on a closeout so I went ahead and picked some up so that I can start my Flax sweater soon too! I’m really trying to embrace my selfish knitting phase. LOL

        • Nicky July 1, 2014 / 7:05 pm

          Me too!!!! I need to selfish knit. I need socks and hats. Couldn’t believe I call myself a knitter but had no hats last winter. Shame, shame, shammmmmme (in my Jill Scott voice) 😀

          Can’t wait to see the colours you picked for your Flax. If I wasn’t trouble shooting plant issues today, I’d be cranking out the neckband tonight. Tomorrow night though … I’m on it!

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