Although some—like you, for example—are still waiting by the mailbox for their yarn, our Bang Out a Sweater knitalong of Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Stopover sweater was in full swing on Monday, its first official day. There are over 250 images in the #BangOutASweater hashtag on Instagram.
It’s the sort of thing that makes you fall in love with knitting again (even if you never fell out of love with knitting).
The creative energy of knitters, their excitement about color, their fervor about getting things right, their humor (someone’s Stopover has a sock monkey color theme; others have taken our Bark Out a Sweater joke to heart, and are knitting tiny lopapeysas–complete with Stopover’s colorwork–for dogs. Whether you’re knitting along or not, get over there and have a wallow in the wonder of it all.
Stopover: Punch the Clock
Thank goodness Stopover is moving along so quickly.
Here’s where things stood after two hours of knitting.
After another hour and a half, I made it to 5 inches from the armholes.
Why am I telling you how long I’ve knitted? I’m keeping a running tab of how much time I’m spending on my Stopover, size small. Since so many people are knitting it, it would be fun to compare notes on how many hours the sweater took for different people knitting different sizes. Kind of a grand scientific experiment: how long does a “weekend sweater” really take? If that’s interesting to you, keep track, and report in later.