My sweater knitting mojo has continued into Autumn with my Sublime Evie "plume" (discontinued) version of Heidi Kirrmaier's "Simple Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck Pullover" (rav only), started on 17 August and finished 2 October 2020. I have used this yarn before in an ice blue colour to knit a Findlay Sweater by Kate Heppell (Knit Now magazine issue 61) when I dressed my family up as emotions from Pixar's Inside Out for Halloween 2017 and I needed the perfect Sadness pullover. I loved knitting my Sadness jumper and I love wearing it, even though it's not a shade of blue that does me any favours, except for the fact that I have two small children, the smallest of whom always seems to be covered in something red, sticky, and probably tomato-based that, if it gets on me will never come out and it will definitely show. I don't particularly enjoy yelling "argh, no! don't touch me! Aah! What have you done?!?" at my children so I don't wear it very often.
When I saw that Sublime was discontinuing Evie I snapped up a SQ (sweater quantity) using what I bought for Findlay as a rough guide for quantity and gauge and I settled on SSTTDVn as a relaxed, comfy, slouchy pattern that I could just live in. I followed the instructions for a deeper v-neck and omitted the waist shaping and knit until I ran out of yarn. For top down jumpers, I usually split for the sleeves, finish the ball I'm knitting from and then go back to knit sleeves so I can just knit the body until I run out of yarn. And it is perfect. The magenta is one of my best colours, the yarn is so soft and cuddly, and the shape is a comfortable basic that I will wear until it falls apart.
I mentioned in my
that my left wrist was hurting too much to knit for a couple of weeks in September; I was on the 9th ball out of 10 of this. It was a particular frustration in a very painful and frustrating time, and was the first project I picked up again for a few stitches each day as my wrist started to feel better. I know it sounds super melodramatic to keep going on about an injury that 'only' kept me from knitting for two weeks, but it's not an injury that exists in a vaccuum - it had already happened for one week the month before and it is a chronic injury that has flared up off and on since I was 16 and it hurt in new and
exciting excruciating ways, ways that felt like a future where the excruciating days would significantly outnumber that useable days. I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to make if I can only knit an hour or two a week instead of an hour or two a day and what will I do if I can't even knit that much.