10 a.m., the road trip begins. I’m sitting in the back seat of a friend’s car working on my mini-sweater. No stress, I’ve got an entire 4 hour drive ahead of me.
12 p.m., the body is finished and we stop for lunch. Perfect time for a break. Just sleeves and ends to go.
1 p.m. Do I really just have an hour to finish this sweater? I still have a sleeve and the ends to weave in and a button to put on. Must.knit.faster.
2 p.m. We hit the hotel. Both sleeves down but there’s still much work to do.
2:30 p.m. All finished. I actually did it! Yay! I will have a complete outfit for the wedding.
So, I did finish the mini-sweater in time to wear it to the wedding that night, but I definitely did cut it close.
the finished productthe husband and I at the wedding
It was made with Caron Simply Soft, which has to be my favorite acrylic yarn, and Stef’s pattern. The button came from the GSRP and was a great match for this project. It cost me a grand total of $2.50, so while knitting usually costs me more money than it would to just buy something at the store, this one is an exception. The only thing I would change would be to make it more fitted around the bottom, maybe incorporate some decreases before the garter stitch along the bottom edge. One of the few knitting deadlines that I’ve actually met!
Congrats on the timely finish! It looks great.
I love the sweater! Looks great with your dress.
great job! and quick work. are you giving your smoking hands a break? 😉
LOL Nothing like knitting under pressure! Good job!
That minisweater looks great! I’ve had that pattern forever and have been meaning to make it! If you can finish it in a car trip, I am inspired to try it too!
i’m in awe. i can’t knit in the car. that’s amazing how you finnished it just in time!!!!
Wow, it looks awesome!! You guys look fabulous in that picture.