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.


BUT!


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?



4 comments:

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

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

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

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

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