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Tara Anderson in Woodinville is doing 34 things including…

finish knitting Mariah

6 cheers


Tara Anderson has written 3 entries about this goal


I think this may become sweater #6 in my Year of Sweaters project. I can’t find a suitable yarn to replace the discontinued yarn used in the pattern for #5, and I can’t justify spending the money on the yarn I want for the previously scheduled #6… plus, it’d be awesome to finally get this done. It’s like a dual goal now!

I really, really need to finish this.

I’m not that far away from being done. I had to rip the right front a bunch of times and it just got to be too frustrating, so I put it away.

I’m hoping to finish it right after we move… I can start working on all the other “abandoned” UFOs.

I feel like this is taking forever, but really it's just because I keep putting it down to work on other things.
  • back
  • left front
  • 1st sleeve (almost)
In progress:
  • 2nd sleeve (nearly 2/3 complete)
  • right front (started, 4/9 of the way through the cabling, could likely finish the whole thing this weekend if I happened to feel motivated.)
Still need to complete:
  • revisit 1st sleeve to do decreases (I should really just do this and get it over with this weekend)
  • knitting and sewing the whole thing together
  • hood
  • zipper (need to buy a good zipper… suggestions? Ideally this would be one of those zippers that can zip from both ends, but could be a regular zipper too)

Tara Anderson has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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