Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Slow Progress

The thing about larger projects is that they take longer. Don't get me wrong, that can be a good thing. You can really delve into the project and develop a relationship with it while you're working on it but it can also be a stressful thing if you're on a deadline.
I have this crazy idea that I'd like to wear my Wispy Cardi to Shepherd's Harvest Festival on May 11th. That's really only a little over 2 weeks away. While I am making some decent progress, if I really want to wear it then, I need to get knitting!

It's difficult to get a decent photo today because it's gray and overcast but you can see I've finished the first sleeve and am currently working across the back. Definitely check out this pattern, it's really fun. You knit something like a shrug and then rib around it, then knit the back down. I'm really hoping it's going to be a nice, wearable sweater, perfect for those lightly cool days.
I'm also making some progress on my Color Affection. I've finished the single-color part and I'm ready to add in the stripes with the second color. I love it so far, it's a simple, fairly mindless knit but I need to set it aside and focus on this sweater!

When I just don't feel like knitting I've been doing a little bit of spindle spinning too. I'm using a beautiful Honduran Rosewood Russian spindle I got in a destash.

This is more of the hand-processed Cormo. I assure you that while it's not much to look at, it's lovely stuff and spinning beautifully. I'm just learning to supported spindle so I'm definitely not as proficient as I'd like to be but I'm loving it so far, it's much easier on my back.
All these things are wonderful and I love them and love working on them but there really isn't a quick, finish it up in a day project in there, I may need to rethink my current projects and find something simple and portable.In the meantime, I'm going to keep making my slow, but steady progress on all these things and love every minute of it.

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