I knew I wasn't motivated to do a whole lot yesterday but honestly, I thought it was just that I wasn't motivated to knit. I accomplished nothing yesterday, in any sphere. One side was done to the bottom of the henely split, but most of the knitting was completed this morning in a spurt of early morning eagerness.
And joined. Just.
I still have about 3 inches to knit to get to the full length before I can join front and backs for the body of the sweater, so there is a fair bit of knitting still, but can I just say, how much fun I am having with this? I am having so much fun with this!
I love knitting with fine yarns. My first real knitting, other than a few rows just to see if I could, was a sock in regular sock yarn. Every time I do something in this weight of yarn, I remember that feeling, that special tingle of giddy joy that I felt that first time I worked on something practical and useful.
Knitting a sweater is a big commitment. Knitting a fingering weight sweater is a bigger commitment. Knitting a fingering weight sweater for a very plus sized person is bigger still but none of these are so overwhelmingly huge that it cannot be done. It is all in how you think about knitting a garment. If you think it will take ages, it will feel like ages. If you think it will go fast, it usually does.
I started this on June 23 and I have the upper back done and half of the upper front. That is pretty good for the number of hours I spent knitting. The only day I spent a very large chunk of time working on it was the first day. Every other day since has been filled with a lot more life than knitting life and I still have really satisfying progress. By the end of the 6th day, I will have the entire upper body complete. Nothing to sneeze at. It is going pretty fast.
I don't knit particularly fast. Rather I spend a lot of hours knitting. Except for a few days scattered through the really really stressful times (not the busy times, just the stressful ones) I knit every single day. There is no trick to what seems like fast knitting other than a deep and abiding love of knitting.
I could tell you much more. I could spend hours talking about why I love it and all the things that excite me about it, but I do that every day in one way or another. So I won't. What I really want to do right now is knit.
So, bye bye. For now.