color stranded, design, sweaters

Mushroom Mistake?

Fungi2Sock yarn sweaters take forever!  Many hours have been spent knitting this sweater and I’ve produced only 4 inches of fabric.  I don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to knit up an adult size large sweater with fingering-weight yarn.  I guess I was in the mood for something tedious.

I’m a little worried that between the bright Noro colors and the mushrooms, the sweater may end up looking like a psychedelic nightmare.  lol.  I can’t decide if I should bail on this sweater now or just plug ahead.  I would love to hear your opinions on this matter.

bowlOn a side note- I recently took the kids to paint pottery with some friends… and the pottery store had yarn bowls available to paint!!  I was soooo happy to see them on the shelf!  I’ve been eyeballing some of those things on etsy but I’m glad I held off so I could paint one for myself.  My creation isn’t as beautiful as those on etsy but I’m thrilled to have it.  And, my daughter was kind enough to put a little lamb in the bottom of the bowl.  🙂

21 thoughts on “Mushroom Mistake?”

  1. I think the colors are a cute pop against the brown. I never thought about how long it would take but I like the fine texture of the fabric.


  2. I love the colours, as I said before, but like lalinsocal I wouldn’t attempt anything much bigger than socks with sock yarn – mind you, I’m so slow there’s just no point! Love the yarn bowl too – I want one. Will have to check out local pottery place to see if they have any.


    1. lol. This is the slowest progressing sweater EVER.

      I was really surprised to see the yarn bowls on the shelf at the pottery store! I hope they have one in your local shop. They really do work to keep the yarn from rolling all over the place! 🙂


  3. I sympathise with this…. I would probably leave it out to pick up occasionally when the mood takes me. This seems to be the position with my lace collar as it looks at me on the kitchen table. 🙂


    1. 🙂 These tiny-yarn projects always look so beautiful in the mind’s eye. But, they take FOREVER.

      I’m looking forward to seeing your lace collar finished. It’s so lovely!


  4. I think it’s worth trryng to work with. I love the yarn bowl. I’m in the process of making my own. From scratch 0.o I threw it and it’s going to be bisque fired soon. It hasn’t fallen apart yet but I did have to patch a crack. I love the sheep, he’s so cute!


    1. 🙂 That’s a smart plan!

      This sweater is slow going. I figured out that most of my sweaters take 24 stitches to produce a square inch of fabric (worsted weight). This particular sweater takes 46 stitches to produce a square inch of fabric… so I’m figuring it’ll take roughly twice as long as normal to finish it. But, it sure feel like it’s slower than that! 🙂


  5. I love the sweater! The design isn’t something I’d wear, but the colors are! The idea of knitting a sweater in sock yarn is really daunting to me, but I bet the end result will be totally worth it! That lamb is so cute; it’s the perfect finishing touch for a yarn bowl.


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