My lace cardigan, the partner to the pullover I finished a few weeks ago, is taking shape and I’m pleased to report that I’ve reached the sleeves portion of it. As much as I am enjoying the colour and the yarn and really look forward to having the finished thing, both to wear and publish (never fear, the notes are being written up and prepped for the tech editor literally this very second), I always forget how knitting the same pattern twice in a row slows me down a little.
I could or should be better and faster at it by the second time, having long memorized the stitch pattern and knowing exactly what size I’m making and so on and so forth, but some portion of brain checks in after a few inches to say “BORED NOW,” and then promptly checks out again until I do something different.
This always happens more easily anyway on seamless sweaters (or at least it does to me – perhaps you are a champion at speed knitting while bored), because regardless of whether you are knitting them top-down or bottom-up, you are going to hit the large section of the body that keeps going for many many inches. Knitting island sets in, and you’re never getting off.
But! It turns out eventually you do get off of the island and stop for a jaunt to the sleeves, and then eventually the yoke and the finishing up. It’s going to get done, really for reals. Looking forward to it. Maybe I’ll cast on a new something or other just to celebrate the almost-done-ness of it, I’ve only got 2 projects on the go right now and it occurs to me maybe that is just not enough projects.
Onwards with the knitting! May your project time be speedy and fascinating, or at least one of the above. Happy Wednesday!
Pattern: Sweater design in progress (by me)
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere sock ‘lucky penny’ colourway