Tuesday, 5 May 2015

I think I want this done.

A couple weeks ago, I put the WIP bin in my livingroom.  Its a big plastic thing and it irritates my sense or proper in no uncertain terms, but I dig in it when I want to knit a little something different.  And can you guess what is happening?

The WIPs in the bin are being addressed.

For instance.  

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.

Anyway, this is where it is at and I am really hoping that concerted effort means that it is substantially complete by days end.

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.

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

I'd go for fun, big white plastic buttons with four holes!