Saturday, October 06, 2007

Where do you get bogged down?

I asked everyone a couple of weeks ago to share when they tend to put projects down, when they get tired of working a project. I was surprised when everyone had different answers! I truly thought that majority of knitters got stuck on the finishing stage. But no! Apparently it's different for everyone. Picking up stitches, getting 50% completed, sleeves, finishing, there were many different answers. Thanks for sharing!

I need to share a little more with you. My pitfall are the sleeves. I have a tendency to just like the fronts and backs and screw the sleeves. In fact, I now have a total of 4 projects at the sleeve stage. From left to right: Julia (I thought knitting two sleeves at once would alleviate the problem. It didn't), Tangled Yoke Cardigan (seriously, I should be finished with these), and the Rebecca Hooded Sweater w/Lace (I thought I only had to pickup stitches for a hood...oh no. I barely started the second sleeve).
And let's not forget my last stalled project. I started a sweater out of Silk Garden based off my Shinano pattern (Elizabeth Zimmerman's Percentage sweater). The front and back is done...but no sleeves!

So for now, I plan on finishing up the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. And after that, the Rebecca Hooded Sweater. That's today's goal...we will see what changes tomorrow. :)

Onto other things. My cousin Kim (mom's side) came up for a visit on Friday night. I was really happy to have her here. It was a tough week. Mom's birthday was Wednesday and I ended up having a pretty deep conversation with my brother on the state of our relationship. Whew! Let me tell you, I was not the most pleasant person to be around at the beginning of this week. Anyway! It was nice to be able to talk with Kim about memories, thoughts, feelings about our family. I forget that I am not the only one that lost my mom so hearing her side of last year was really helpful.

On that note, it looks like I need to get started on knitting some sleeves! Have a great weekend!


Chauntel said...

I am so, so happy that you have Kim and all of your Mom's family to remember your Mom and this past year. You made it through this week wonderfully if you ask me!
And, um, those are a lot of sleeves. I look at them all & think 'that is 4 sweaters that are SO close to being done!!'
Get workin' chicky!
BUt you know me, I am not going to hold you to it ;o)

jenna said...

You are going to have 4 FABULOUS sweaters in no time! Get crackin' on those sleeves---I want to see the FO's! :)

Cindy said...

You are sooooo close to having a closet full of sweaters! My favorite is the Rebecca Hooded sweater - can't wait to see it on you! Good friends and yarn certainly help us through the speed bumps of life!

madonnaearth said...

What happens to me? I recently finished my first pair of socks 2 months ago.

1. I would rather make socks from the toe up next time.

2. I've been looking for a toe-up method that doesn't drive me up the wall for 30-40 days. I gave up.

Now, I'm knitting a scarf from a shawl pattern I think I like. Meanwhile, I have a crochet bathroom set that's waiting on me to start a second part. I'm almost finished with the rug. Just gotta tack some ribbon together and make some bows. (There's six or 7 parts to this thing. It's waited 10 years already, what's a few more? lol)

Anonymous said...

Sleeves, I love sleeves - every time I make a Vest - it ends up a sweater. I do them together. 5 rows on one and then 10 on the other. Then I have to at least 5 on the first one to keep up - which usually turns into 10 etc.- I have to do them together - otherwise the decreases do not match - pattern or no pattern. It becomes a game - which sleeve will get done first.