I am new to the forum. I learned to knit in solitude many years ago and made a few simple things with modest success. Now, about 25 years later, I have developed a passion for yarn. My knitting skills don’t really match the way I feel about the yarn itself.
Anyway, I found a pattern: a pullover sweater knit in two halves, from cuff to center, stockinette and reverse stockinette. Simple. But because I have this yarn thing…I am doing it in five different yarns: different fibers, different colors, different types; creating a pattern of vertical stripes is easy since one is knitting sideways, in a manner of speaking. The first half is finished, and I’m about 2/5 of the way through the second half. It has become a chore. When I was in the part of the sweater between the top of the sleeve and the neck opening, I had 267 stitches on the needles! It’s just a little overwhelming. I have taken several breaks and knitted two scarves with fat yarn on big needles, just to counteract the effect of knitting this pullover. I feel like I want to outsource the rest of it…but I really want the sweater! I can’t knit on this thing for more than, like 20 minutes. I may never finish it.