Friday, November 27, 2015
October & November's Project: progress report
okay, let's be real here. This post is way overdue. I've been working on this cardigan since the beginning of October. Two months. Two months?!? I honestly don't have any clue where that time went to, and I am not even anywhere near finishing.
While I'm enjoying the pattern, I got really bogged down while working the body. I've just started the yoke and things are moving a little more quickly, but there's no way I'll have this done by the end of the month. Though I love the color, and know that it will fit wonderfully in my wardrobe, I'm having a hard time getting excited enough about it to pick it up when I have a moment to knit.
I have been, of course, working on a few other things here and there. Socks for Waldi. Some early holiday knitting. Even a little bit of crochet. I've got plenty of ideas for December's project and may just go ahead and cast on a new project, before I've finished up this one.
In some ways, I started this year of patterns project out strong- finishing 6 projects in the first 6 months of the year. But on the other hand, they were mostly smaller projects and weren't all good choices for my handmade wardrobe. I've since unravelled one and gifted another of them. So, I'm not going to end up with 12 handmade items I adore at the end of this project. But I'm starting to thing that's ok. I will end up with 2 sweaters I adore, and (hopefully) a finished cardigan that just may be the most lovely thing I've ever knit. In addition to that, I've got a few smaller items that were really fun to make, and that taught me a new technique or two. And I've learned a whole lot about what patterns work for me, and how to be a little more conscious of this fact when choosing projects.
All in all, whatever December brings, I'd say it's been a successful project and I'm glad I embarked on it.
In case you missed it, and have no idea what I'm talking about, you can read the posts about my year of patterns project here.