Sunday, March 1

Permission to knit early and often

Knit anything and everything you want . . .
Vicki Square, Interweave Knits Spring 2009

There ya go - project monogamy is boring. I can knit anything I want, any time I want. Am I a grown-up?

I started the Lady February Sweater on my brother's birthday, when everyone else in the country was celebrating Abe Lincoln's birthday. I bought sale yarn at Loopy Yarns last summer, determined to buy the yarn but knowing there is not quite enough for a sweater. 7 skeins, 110 yds each. Oh hope springs eternal. I cast on for LF anyway, because I liked the look of the varigated yarn that the Yarn Harlot used.

When there were two skeins left and the body was not yet to my waist and the sleeves only figments of my (optimistic) imagination, I bought two more skeins on eBay (woo hoo, same dye lot) but at a make-an-offer price, mainly to cut the postage cost. Errgh - why didn't I buy all 5 skeins she had? Actually, I think the yarn gremlins have secreted away a skein, as per usual.

I am knitting from both ends of my last skein to see how long the sleeves can get (using the scientific method of squishing the skein in my hand to gauge the volume makes me think there is a good 50% left still). I have an emergency color to finish the sleeves, if I can't get them past my elbow. Some of the 4000+ versions on Ravelry are short-sleeved but I'm just not into that.

Oh, and a secret I have found out about Ravelry? Just like in all catalogues, check the size in the picture. A very many are XXS which make the look very different for sizes more along the norm.

Liberty afghan continues. I want to finish the first repeat before I post an update on Ravelry. Because then I can claim it to be 20% complete. 5 repeats total, one done - you know. Even with this one motif complete, there are about 20 more rows to go -

Then there are the Scandinavian socks. One down - as cushy as I expected and as too big as I thought so they have been assigned to DD#1.

She really hopes I finish this pair, unlike the Christmas 2007 pair. I should frog the Christmas sock and 1/2.

I'm not considering this project promiscuity, just following where my interest takes me. I also have my recent cashmere purchase that I thought would be a neckwarmer . . . the temps are supposed to be in the 50s this week so there might be external factors keeping my knitting on the straight and narrow.

Is the tree of life afghan done? :)
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