Thursday, August 14, 2008
Ravelympics Project: Gathered Pullover
I went on a minibreak to Mont Tremblant in Quebec the same day as the Ravelympics started. If you want to get a lot of knitting done, I suggest sequestering yourself in the Canadian wilderness with no cell service, television, internet, or computers. It does wonders for your knitting. I cast on that morning before I went to work (with my backpack for the cottage packed beside me!): And knit a bit in the mind-numbingly awful traffic out of the city after work (I swear I'm fully stopped on the highway, I'm not actually endangering anyone): And somewhere between this thisthisand this I came back home with this: That's the Gathered Pullover, right after the cabled motif and just when it sections off for the neckline. I also got started on a sleeve:This happy green sweater is going to be done in no time. I have to say, it's been a real eye-opening experience about my own knitting process. Give me a deadline, and suddenly I'm not only capable of project fidelity, but also racing through. Typically, when it's time for finishing or sleeves, I start to pick up another project and leave the first to languish quietly for a while.But I'm shockingly dedicated, even when the new Knitscene is tempting me with so many great projects. And with all the lovely yarn showing up in my mailbox lately, I have to admit that I spend a lot of time thinking about which project will be next. Great yarn, and great projects for that great yarn? I'm in absolute heaven. Phoe was responsible for sending the Silky Wool my way, and I purchased the Handmaiden Seasilk off of Ebay- I couldn't resist that colourway. By the way- when cottaging, this product was awesome:great sunscreen, great coverage... loved it. And cheap, too!