WIP: Four-Hour Fall Sweater

I started this Four-Hour Sweater in the fall.  I have always wanted to make clothes.  So far the closest I’ve come is a poncho that I made about 15 years ago.  I was also looking to make an over sized sweater to go with my leg warmers that I made a while ago.  I thought they’d be cute with a pair of jeggins.

4 Hour Sweater

Well, I haven’t finished the sweater yet.  I did buy a sweater on Amazon to wear with my jeggins and leg warmers, so I didn’t feel as rushed to complete this.  Also, new projects popped up and interrupted the completion of this project, so it is now in the WIP pile and may never get completed.  In fact, if I do want to complete it, I may need to frog it and start over from scratch.  And that kind of sucks.

So far here are my observations:

  1. This sweater is taking me way more that 4 hours.  I think I’ve probably spent about 12 hours at least so far to complete one panel.
  2. I hate the Q sized hook.  It is awkward and uncomfortable to use.  In fact my hand would go numb as I was crocheting.
  3. This Q hook is annoying because the yarn does not slide on it.  The yarn keeps getting friction on the plastic hook and is slowing me down a lot.  I’ve tried finding other Q sized hooks but they are not that common, there is not a lot of variety out there to purchase.

I really want to start doing clothes and this looked like a quick and easy pattern to learn on, but perhaps I should switch to her other pattern, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Pullover.  This might be a bit easier to learn with.  So I’ll add that to my to-do list, but I have a while till I could probably get to it.

4 Hour Sweater 2

My claw grip and the over-sized Q hook