Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Good Swatchy, Doctor Swatchy*

{Yarning Along with Ginny today. Won't you join us?}

The Ravellenics are coming... and I'm just now swatching.


I'm ready to go now. I know what sizes I'm making, I've marked my patterns appropriately, made the project pages on Ravelry, and now I only have to wait for Friday to jump in and get knitting.

I'm still considering how to work this particular challenge. There are 17 days, I work on 8 of those days, but can still put in a little time each day. I have 2 sweaters, one for my almost-2-year-old daughter and one for me- Wee Wildflower cardigan and the Wildflower Cardigan, both by Alana Dakos.

Do I cast on both at the same time? Do I do the little one first to get that "I finished the first one!" rush to lead me into the bigger sweater? Do I work hard at the big sweater hoping to finish with enough time to squeeze out a toddler sweater?

But it all might be crazy and I know I'll be fortunate to finish even one. I *am* able to knit a little faster now even with the change in knitting style, and with frequent breaks I think I can still get more than decent totals on the days I do not work.

I'm finishing Voyager by Diana Gabaldon right now (hopefully tonight) and I have the next book in the series already waiting on the kindle. I am so loving how easy it is to borrow books from my library on the kindle, and I'm definitely reading more because of it.

What are you knitting and reading this week?


  1. How exciting to be planning a knit on a tight schedule!! Good luck I hope you finish on time :)

    1. Haha, Karen... I'm not sure it's going to happen, but I'll give it my best try. :)

  2. Those cardigans are gorgeous! Best of luck with your knits and the schedule. Makes me nervous just thinking about it!

    1. Um... me too. But I'm going to try. :)


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