When I started knitting, I was very much a one project at a time kind of knitter. There were a bunch of things that I wanted to knit, but so help me, I wouldn’t consider casting on for a new project until the current project was finished. By finished, I mean blocked, fully assembled (if needed), ends woven in. If that meant that I was still working on a sweater in June, than so be it.
I’m not the same knitter that I used to be. As I was working on the sock I showed off last week, this blue blob of yarn kept peeking out of my knitting bag.
It’s a sweater that I started sometime last winter. The back is finished. The front is at the point where the shaping for the arms has either just finished or just started. I’d have to take a closer look at it to figure out exactly where this stopped before it was put to the side. I’d say this sweater has been balled up in my knitting bag since March most likely when the weather got too warm for a cat and a sweater in my lap.
It’s not just this sweater. There are two other socks on the needles in addition to the color work extravaganza. One of them is Ellington, which hasn’t changed since the last time I shared a picture. The other is something I can’t share because Amy would
shoot out my knee caps be very upset with me if I did.
It’s not a good or bad thing that I’ve turned into someone who has four separate projects on the needles. I was blaming this phenomenon on the fact that I’m designing now, but that doesn’t really explain it. With a few exceptions, I’m the one that sets my design deadlines, so really, it’s not that. I guess I’ve just changed.
I’m not entirely sure why I’m even blogging about this except for the fact that it’s gotten chilly, and I’d like a new sweater, but I don’t think I can work on it right now. The mystery project needs to be finished, and I’d like to finish the color work socks. Given that statement, I guess I haven’t changed all that much.
About the sweater, since I suspect some of you will ask. The yarn is Miss Babs Yowza in a color way that is written on a ball band buried somewhere at the bottom of my knitting bag. Here’s a fun fact, this yarn is the first thing that I ever purchased at fibre space. The pattern is original. One of the cables is from a Barbara Walker’s Treasury. The other two are things I cobbled together.