Ok, I'll admit it. About a month ago, I got completely overwhelmed with the sheer number of projects I had going on. I started to think it was really stupid to come back every week and say, "Gee, I knit 10 rows on this one, five rows on that one, 17 on the third..." on and on and on...yet hardly ever have any finished projects to share. So...anal retentive little thing that I am, I ordered all my projects by how much I had to do to finish, then tackled the "almost done" ones, the low-hanging fruit. I'm now working my way through the projects, one or two at a time, but no more (unless it's some really quick and easy thing that I can do in a day or two). I blew through five projects in record time, but now I'm caught in a certain degree of slogularity - both of my active projects are big ones - so I succumbed to the temptation of a sweater KAL. You knew I couldn't just stick with TWO projects, right? I mean, especially when they're so slogsome...
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight (sadly discontinued...)
Colorway: 107 Blue Bell
Purchased at: JoAnn (I think...it was a long time ago)
Date Started: 9/11/10
This is a really great, easy pattern that looks harder than it is. The pattern repeat is 16 rows, and they zip by pretty quickly. I am about halfway through my tenth pattern repeat out of fourteen, so am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of completing it. My goal is to have it finished within the next five days (which will be a stretch).
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco+
Purchased at: Jimmy Beans Wool
Date Started: 10/21/10
Progress: about 20%
Yeah, I know...another project. But my knitting group was doing a sweater KAL, and I didn't want to feel left out. I figured this one would be pretty quick and easy, and I was right. I also needed a "World Series Project" to work on. Who knew the Giants would sweep in four before I even got halfway through the body? Go Giants (no, seriously...I love Cliff Lee and Josh Hamilton, but you Giant guys kicked butt!)!!!
I had gauge problems with this sweater at first and frogged it several times before getting "close enough" that I could slightly alter the pattern by knitting fewer rows and have it come out right. My stitch gauge is almost always spot-on, but my row gauge is frequently too loose, as was the case here. All turned out well, however, and I'm working my way down through the body of this sweater. The yarn has interesting subtle color changes and tweedies so it keeps my interest through the stockinette slog. "Slog" seems to be the keyword for my active projects at the moment.
I'm also slogging away on the Ten-Stitch Rug. I have about one and a half rounds to finish. Sounds quick and easy, right? It's not...it's taking forever. I'm not even going to post a picture until it's done.
Happily we knit along, knit along, knit along...