Monday, March 16, 2009

One Thing at a Time

I'm always reminding my kids: "Finish one thing before you start the next." However, I normally do not practice what I preach - at least not when it comes to knitting.

Until the beginning of 2009 my house was littered with wip's in various states of completion, or limbo, or denial, and few items ever seemed to get finished up. Especially, bigger items like sweaters.

Last year I finished only about 25% of the sweaters and vests I started, and the rest of my fo's consisted of a hat here, and a scarf there, with lots and LOTS of little things started and then frogged.

Not such a terrible thing, I guess, but not terribly productive, either. So I've been trying to limit myself to one project on the needles (two if I need a little one for the road), and since then, the fo's have been piling up like hotcakes!

Transitions Sweater and me on our first date, he :)

Well, okay, maybe not like hotcakes. But stuff - wearable stuff - is definitely getting done.

Project: Eco Vest
Pattern: Modified version of Lion Brand's Vest-in-a-Jiffy (God I hate that name), details rav'ed here.
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool, chocolate brown, 1 skein (476 yds)
Needle: Size 10-1/2 29" circ

Now, I'm beginning to think that there *is* something to this whole "one thing at a time" business I've been trying to sell to my kids.

Next up - this modular vest by Andra Knight-Bowman. I was interested in the construction, but not sure about making one for me until I saw this version. Love <3! Below is Square #1, "details rav'ed here.

Frisky is not a fan of the Modular Vest (or of hoomans knitting in general, for that matter.)

"Too much knitting. Not enough treats."


Dianne said...

One or two things at a time...I admire your restraint! Love that Transitions sweater!

Lynne said...

Love the sweater! I cannot even count the number of UFOs I have stashed in various places.

Vivian said...

Your date looks great, like a warm hug :-) I'm a big fan of modula knitting, it can become quite addictive.

Frisky's ears at attention, did someone say treats?

Rima said...

Your cardigan is beautiful...and the vest is a stunner!