Though I didn't even get an entire row of my hoodie knit waiting for my hair cut yesterday (I swear she was early!), I realized I had gotten more like 3 inches done when I had started it, not just 2".
The hoodie is a top-down sweater pattern and I have to tell you how much I love top-down sweaters. Who ever thought of top-down should be a millionare, because seriously, being able to try on the sweater as you go is the most magical thing in the whole world. (For those of you who have shared their fear of tackling a sweater because of fit issues, this basically takes that whole thing of fit out entirely. Every top-down sweater I have ever knit has fit perfectly, since I can make sure it is fitting as I knit it.)
That being said, there is something that seriously messes with my head about top-down sweater knitting. I don't know what the heck it is, but when I am knitting a top down sweater, I feel like I am going against the laws of nature or something. Crazy but true. Does anyone else have this same issue?
The really funny part is I really despise toe-up socks. I finished these recently (which I haven't shared since I need to find some leopard print ribbon for my garters), and re-affirmed my dislike of toe-up. I think a big part is I have high arches and the foot on toe-up socks doesn't seem to fit as well or as snug or something. But a bigger part is again I feel like going toe-up is against the immutable laws of nature and cuff down is the only way to go. Sigh.
I can't be the only one who feels this way, right?
So there you go. A peak into my mind. No wonder there haven't been too many blog posts recently, sharing this neurosis of mine makes me sound like a giant nut. Maybe it is best when I keep my mouth shut (my mother would certainly agree with that!).