I finished my Walnuss!
Washed, buttoned, ends in, done, fin! I even have 3 days to spare (24 days for an entire sweater).
It was a bit dicey on Saturday afternoon when I was faced with the fact that I was not going to have enough yarn. I was a portrait of desperation and denial as I:
- Took out the scale and started weighing the remaining yarn every 3 rounds on the first sleeve
- Used my two swatches to knit the neck band and start the second sleeve
- Took the yarn off the cone and did more weighing and calculations to somehow change the laws of physics and turn 6 grams of yarn into two bracelet length sleeves (the yarn is heavy laceweight, not thread)
- Considered how likely it would be for me to find Colourmart Cashmere purchased so long ago I can't remember, on the internet or Ravelry
- Gave up, and decided that colourblocks on the sleeves would be nifty and rooted through the stash to find the right yarn. (Note to self: I have a lot of brown fingering weight yarn). Of course, none of it was suitable.
- Knit too much on the first sleeve and then knit the second sleeve off the first one.
So, short sleeves it was. Nice for layering and kinda cute. Hell, it's cashmere, I'm not complaining.
The Walnuss pattern is really nice. It's a bit fiddly at the beginning, but I love the saddle shoulders, the all in one construction and the little details. The shoulder pleats are very nice:
I am already considering making another one of these, with more yarn!
Would I NaKniSweMo again?
I'm not sure. The knitting monogamy started to wear me down, but I did like the how the dedication pays off in a new sweater.
This month I'm going to catch up on older projects (like my paintbox log cabin) and do some smaller things like hats and scarves, but I might do another sweater in a month in January with the Tosh Dk I have calling me from my stash.