So close I can almost taste it.

There are just a few inches left on the second sleeve, so showing you a full progress shot seems like spoiling a surprise. But wouldn’t you know it, today’s shots actually showed the true color of the sweater. So here’s a peek:

As you can imagine, I’m pretty bored with the stockinette at this point. I think I’m going to do the Dale of Norway Ladybug sweater and hat next–something tiny and complicated. And socks, of course. Check out my holiday score on that front:

I love them all and can’t wait to knit with them. The brown one on the left is called “Hot Chocolate”. Very fitting!

In other news, I’ve been watching Knitty Gritty on tivo this last month or so–DiY and HG networks both run it. I guess I’m late to the game on this show, but I’m surprising myself by enjoying it immensely. Of course, there are a decent number of episodes that just make me run screaming (here, have a NEON PONCHO KNIT ON US17S! or a KNITTED BIKINI in FUNKY COLORS!). But there seem to be just as many episodes that either produce something I like or introduce me to a new technique, or both. A three-needle bindoff, which I’ve never done, was shown in one episode; I’ve now seen knitting with beads, modular knitting, and drop-spindle spinning. None of these things were daunting to me; I just hadn’t gotten around to thinking about them. But now I know exactly which ones excite me, and which don’t.

Do you watch? What episodes are your favorites–the ones along the lines of “You Knit *What*?!”, new techniques, barely knitting-related…?

4 thoughts on “So close I can almost taste it.

  1. Ooof–that red is amazing. So rich and gorgeous–can’t wait to see the finished sweater!

  2. Must. See. New. Sweater.

  3. Wow – that Hot Chocolate sock yarn looks positively edible. Can’t see what you make with it.

  4. Did you get the hot chocolate yarn at Purl Diva? I feel like I might need some.

    I can’t wait to see your finished sweater. The color is beautiful!

    I’ve never seen Knitty Gritty, we don’t have cable, but I have followed links to the show’s website a few times. I wish they had a picture of the neon poncho. Are you sure you weren’t having a nightmare?

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