Its kind of a fussy thing, because of how I am knitting it.
There are always 3 balls of yarn to work from. I wanted substantial stretches of colour on all the parts but I did not want to have to sew it together. If you aren't working the parts at the same time, you have to put a lot more work into tracking shaping increases and decreases. It might be different with a pattern but nobody knits a pattern for me. Its just easiser. Fussier this way, but easier.
Its looking marvelous. This is from this morning. I'm just a couple inches into the 'skirt' of the thing.
There still is a very long way to go, but it looks really great and I am pleased.
In between though, when I can't knit heavy stuff and when my hands rebel at even the lightest laces, I kept myself busy winding. I have a substantial amount of yarns in hanks (versus skeins) and I prefer to keep it wound and ready at hand. The state of my stash is such that keeping it tidy and well packed is important and yarn cakes are a lot easier to keep stored nicely.
I had hoped to get more of this, which is Durasport but the discontinued colour of Denim. Oh Denim, I loved you well.
There is only 1 problem with winding as a way to stay with the yarn when you can't knit. You get to thinking of other things you would love to make.
I ended up pulling this out
Having something interesting in the wings is a ploy I use to trick me. It is enough to keep me entertained and motivated to complete what is at hand.
It doesn't always work.