Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yarn Along: The Help

I've finally picked up Pete's languishing sweater again.  How could I resist?  When I asked him what he would like for Christmas, he told me that I don't need to buy him anything because I am making him a sweater.  

Present tense.  Cue the waves of guilt.  

I'm about to finish up the second sleeve, and then I just need to merge the directions from the Baseball Jersey from Knits Men Want and Elizabeth Zimmermann's raglan/saddle shoulder sweaters to finish it up.

I've come to the end of my stash of CraftLit back episodes.  I downloaded them when I last visited my parents.  (Oh, to have boundless internet!)  I'll restock when I return to civilization around Thanksgiving.  In the meantime, I must content myself with an audiobook from the library--The Help.

9 comments:

M. Emily said...

You can do it!

Tracey said...

Thank you for linking the book, Knits Men Want, I think it's something I could really use here.
I have a lot of men in my life [husband, four sons, one son in-law] and always have the hardest time deciding what to knit for Chritsmas.

Joy said...

You are a brave lady! I haven't attempted a sweater for my husband because it seems to be a daunting task. He gets scarves, socks, and hats from me. :)

Jen said...

You can finish it!! (I know that guilt too...it's happened here when I've asked my husband what he wants...he always reply's but you're knitting me something!) I've never read The Help. I REALLY need to get it from the library!

tess said...

Oh, I loved The Help! And whenever you start to feel guilt about that sweater, it might help you to think of my little situation - I promised my husband a sweater for Christmas and got the yarn for it um, about 3 years ago. I haven't even started it!! :)

Natalie B. said...

Good luck, it will be great when it is done!
x

Anke said...

You can do it, just think how happy that will make your hubby. Loved reading the help!

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

I have yet to make a sweater for my husband. He wants one eventually. He just cannot decide. Even a languishing one is a formidable task. Great job! That book looks like a great one. I really like that sweater. I enjoyed The Help and I must return to CraftLit. I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.

elizabeth said...

keep at it! :) sorry you don't have continuous internet... well... one season of life at a time...