2022: Wk of 11/20-26; Hubby Sweater and Holiday Stuff

Not a lot of knitting this week with the Thanksgiving holiday and prepping the house for the Christmas holidays. We will fly back from Florida for a couple of days at Christmas but won’t have time to decorate as our 3 days home are already scheduled up. I also baked a lot of cookies to have for when we return and to drop off some as we visit our daughter and son on the drive down to Florida. Probably won’t get a lot of knitting done this coming week either as we spend 20 hours in the car driving to Florida with me doing 80% of the driving.


I’m still plugging along on hubby’s sweater. I did realize that I had too many stitches in the sleeves and too few in the front/back sections. So I’ve modified some rows to do extra sleeve decreases and not do front/back decreases. I’ve spread the modified rows evenly over the length of the yoke so I’m hoping the slight jogs in the raglan will look like a “design element”. I know hubby is going to complain that the V is too deep (grumble, grumble) so I’ve bought him a long sleeved t-shirt for Christmas to wear under it and thus “fill in” the V. There still is a ribbed collar to add to the V which I hope will also help fill it in some. Suspect he won’t be asking for another sweater which is fine with me. Takes too long to knit a 52″ chest anyway.


I’m thrilled that my youngest son’s girlfriend has decided to take up knitting. She is doing fantastic. I’m so impressed with the consistency of her stitches!! I hope she sticks with it. She does tend to hop from new hobby to new hobby. She is currently knitting a blanket with some chunky yarn she already had. Poor thing was using straight needles so the stitches were soooo bunched up on the needle. Luckily I found a very inexpensive set of Knitters Pride acrylic interchangable needles with cords at Hobby Lobby. It’s the same set I bought 5 years ago when I first learned to use circular needles. I still use the needles! So I’ve given them to her as an early Christmas gift.

That’s if for this week. Today we load up the car. I’ve packed a bunch of knitting in addition to the projects I left last year and are waiting for me. Hopefully everything fits in the car!!

Hope you have a wonderful advent season.

This is a year of projects (YOP12) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fiber activities, then update your blog each week. Plans can be calendar year (like mine) or mid-year start (like many). Following the plan is optional and creates some of the fun of posts.  YOP started it’s 12th year in July and I’m starting my third year in the group. I’ve been knitting for six years.


10 thoughts on “2022: Wk of 11/20-26; Hubby Sweater and Holiday Stuff

  1. Wow sounds like you have some busy weeks ahead. I’m so impressed you are still continuing to work on your husband’s sweater. Seems like it will be finished for Christmas. That’s fun to have another knitter to encourage and help on their journey. I love the colours in that needle set. I only use straight needles now for holding yarn cones on when I’m warping a loom….or for getting stitch markers that have fallen under the sofa lol. Safe travels.

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    1. I didn’t want to risk her getting frustrated with knitting just because she was using the wrong needles. She returned the favor by giving us a phone holder for the car today that we can use on the trip to Florida. The one we have keeps falling off the vent!!!!

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  2. I am still chuckling about your hubby not ever asking for you to make him another sweater. That is a good sized chest to knit for. Or, he may decide he loves it and wants a closet full! YIKES! Twenty hours is quite a drive. I assume you break it into a two or three day trip? Safe travels.

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    1. Yes we actually drive 10 hrs to our daughter’s and then spend the next day with her so a full day of rest. On day 3 we drive 6 hrs to my son and spend the evening with him. Finally on day 4 we drive the remaining 4 hours so not a bad way to make a long travel.

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  3. Love the sweater but if he complains about it I wouldn’t knit for him ever again! Let him knit his own sweaters! LOL! Your cookies look delicious and look at all those stockings! How kind of you to give her an entire set of interchangeable needles. I hope she sticks with the knitting. Have a safe trip!


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