I have sleeves and a back, but, creative and resourceful as I am, I can't make them into a workable garment without the
This is the SAME front that I have been working on since the dawn of time. It will not end. And, shockingly, the pattern calls for ANOTHER front piece. Equally cable-y. Oy.
(Note: It is not solely the cables themselves that are causing this to be such a slow knit. It is a combination of the cables, which I love, and the yarn, which I love. The yarn is not very, erm, slide-y. I don't know how to describe it otherwise. It makes the cables stand out really well, but it isn't very smooth to work with: slightly sticky and rough.)
Yesterday I was looking around my living room and wondering what was wrong. Finally I realized: I was only working on one project. !! I only knit one project during the Olympics, (well, except for the sock) (and the baby booties while the Olympic Knitting and I were fighting) and since then I haven't gotten back into my multiple projects habit. It felt strange.
I avoided the cable front cardigan yesterday, choosing to finish the socks. Then, as the cable front cardigan whimpered for attention, I cast on for a present for my friend's daughter. Then, I cast on a scarf with the thick and thin yarn I dyed a while ago. (the scarf has since been frogged and will be re-started soon). Still the
Enough with the passive-aggressive attention seeking!! Fine!! I will work on you!! Just no more puppy-dog eyes!!
I am almost at the armhole (is that the right word? it doesn't sound right) shaping, which should make things go a little quicker, but, I still feel like this may take until next winter to finish.
(I really really really love how this sweater is looking. Don't get me wrong. I can't wait for it to be finished. I plan to love it and wear it every day until people start to look at me funny)(funnier than normal)
I may need to cast on for a few more projects. THEN I'll get this thing finished...