I think I’m going to be okay on my deadline for tomorrow, despite my fantastic procrastination efforts. I’m glad to know I’m not alone in putting off things like that! I put in a long day today, and I’ll do the same as well tomorrow. The good news is that I’m accumulating enough flex time that I should be able to take the whole week of Thanksgiving off (and that makes me happy).
Anyway, I wanted to give a little update on my knitting projects, since I’ve mentioned knitting a few times lately. A couple of months ago I posted about starting to knit this sweater. So, 2.5 months later, here it is:
Yeah, that’s about 13 rows of progress. I can’t really explain what happened here, other than I totally lost interest in the project. It sat on our coffee table for weeks and weeks, and I would sit there and look at it and think, Gee, I’d really like to do some knitting now, but I really don’t want to work on that. So, I eventually gave up. It’s still on the needles if I ever choose to pick it up again, but for now, it is officially hibernating.
I did want to knit some more, though, so I started a new project: a scarf/wrap called Clapotis. Now, this is sort of a well-known pattern amongst knitters. My two good friends who knit have both made this, and I’ve admired their finished products. I plan to use it more as a wrap than as a scarf. I’ve been thinking about this project for a while, and then I found this deliciously soft merino blend, which I think is perfect for it:
I haven’t made a whole lot of progress (although I feel like I have – I just have a long way to go), but I love how the yarn is knitting up so far. The pattern actually calls for long rows of stitches to be dropped (intentionally), and I think that effect will make this yarn look even nicer.
I’ll be sure to post a photo of the finished project in a few weeks.