I am attracted to shiny new things. New patterns that get published at the most inopportune times (curse you, Jared Flood, for publishing BT Fall 2012 THE DAY AFTER I swore off buying more patterns), fiber clubs that seem to pair the most incredible yarn with exclusive designs by Your Favorite Designers, and Ravelry, which is ever so helpful in serving up the prettiest garments to be knit.
I also know that I am a relatively fast knitter. ..
- IF I were to knit on only one project, I can probably finish almost anything in a week.
- That is, IF it isn’t an Alice Starmore sweater.
- and IF it’s not socks.
- and IF I’m not too jammed at work or otherwise in real life.
- and of course, IF I am knitting with Good Mojo.
The above two do not combine very well. It results, generally, in the overestimation of my ability to finish garments. And that results in a not so small pile of projects that getss abandoned.
So on every Wednesday, I am going to put my shiny new projects aside and work on some of these poor abandoned projects.
First up: Waterfall Cardigan.
This is a cardigan I saw on the designer, Eric Robinson, at the Green Mountain Spinnery Spring Retreat in 2011. I loved it on her. I wanted it. I bugged her for the pattern — oh, a few times. I cast on as soon as it came out….but it was summer. I told myself over and over again that it would be PERFECT for the Fall, but it got put away.
Well? Guess what? I have dragged the project bag (THAT’s where my ISIS Three Bags Full bag is!) and have determined that it would be PERFECT for Fall, and it may be workworthy, perhaps over a shift.
I am knitting this sweater out of Louisa Harding Grace (silk & wool) in a chocolate brown (hmmmmm, why did I pick…BROWN??). I have 5.5″ left to go on the lace bottom part of the cardigan, which isn’t too much, and the top part is an interesting construction. (a nice way of saying, I have to read the pattern again!)
I’m hoping to get this done in time to enjoy it THIS fall!
….and yes, The Fourteen Year Old WIP of Doom (remember this?) will be making an appearance soon. Especially if Alice Starmore is coming to Vogue Knitting Live NY this year!!