Origami a/k/a ribbing Purgatory

I have been working on my Origami Pullover, designed by Linda A. Daniels, for a little over four months. It requires knitting one large rectangle and one humongously large rectangle all in knit one, purl one ribbing. I’m not kidding when I say large. 150 stitches to a row and knit for 68 inches. It’s shown here in a wonderful yarn, Frog Tree‘s sport melange alpaca. Scrumptious. But yipes, this is the most boring thing I’ve ever knit.

I knit very few sweaters for myself. Let’s just leave it at being way overweight seriously challenges this knitter. But I tried a shop sample of this on and it fit and, at the time, I thought I looked OK in it. I didn’t expect to look like the glamorous model in the pattern photo, but I also didn’t expect to look and feel so, well, so bat-like. The odd angles and, what not, don’t flatter.

But still. It is warm and cozy. I expect to get a lot of wear out of it, especially at the lake house. It should be just the thing to wear as the house is warming up after we arrive on a cold wintry evening.