Two Fronts Down

I always like knitting the second front (or sleeve) of sweater because I don’t have to stop to measure anything. I can simply match the number of rows knitted on the first. And counting rows can’t be easier than with garter stitch!

Here’s the left front, in all its blocking glory.

front blocking

The markers denote the where the various armhole shapings began — they match the right front shapings.

Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with moving (my body, that is). I’ve had a lot of stiffness in my hips and knees, which I suspect is due to the large amounts of time that I sit (to work on my computer, to ready, and, of course, to knit). So, I recently acquired a treadmill and have started walking while I knit. Not only does it keep me more active and agile, but it’s made me want to knit even more, if that’s possible! I set the speed at just 2 miles per hour, put the yarn balls in the pockets of a utility belt, and away I go. I’ve been watching Craftsy classes at the same time for a real adventure in multi-tasking. In just a few hours of light walking, I knitted a few inches on the back and learned a lot about how Donna Druchunas knits socks!

start of back

5 thoughts on “Two Fronts Down”

  1. I have found Yoga to be a great reliever of generalized or specific area stiffness, but you cannot multi-task when you are practicing the poses! I find myself thinking of my next knitting project when I am in the relaxation or meditation time.

  2. I can’t wait to see all of the revisions for this pattern. It is going to be Gorgeous! I think I need a treadmill!

  3. Beautiful work Ann. I chuckled when I read about your treadmill knitting. I ride a stationary recumbant bicycle five days a week and knit while I ride. I always look forward to my work out.

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