The WIPs in the bin are being addressed.
I started it just as I was about to panic that I didn't have anything to wear to a niece's wedding in July of 2013. I thought I would have time to knit a top in case I couldn't find anything else.
My concept was a wrap type sweater. I had plenty of yarn so I started.
I look back at this picture and this project and how neat that desk is, back in the old study and I wondered when I started it. Ravelry says May 18. So this is a project from before. Before the world went nuts. It is such an odd thing, to have a life so divided by before and after, but there it is.
I have knit on this sporadically over the last two years. I've done a fair bit this winter when nothing else was interesting and yesterday, I took it from 'is it ever going to be done' to ' how long does it need to be'. Its is 14 inches now, and I think I will take it to 16 and then hope for the last inch from the growing of the fabric as it relaxes into the base of each stitch. This is where a washed and weighted swatch would have been a really good idea.
Obviously there will be button bands and oh dear sweet mother of mercy, what kind will work on this fabric?
Sigh. I don't think I ever thought of that till now.
Maybe if I stick my head in the sand I can wake up when its all over. I get that urge a lot these days.