Thursday, September 6, 2012

Patience, Grasshopper

I just have to say that once the unpacking from the move was complete, life just kicked in full throttled.  Gin and Vermouth have started back to school but with starting a new school, there are many things to be done – like attending all the new school meetings.  So I feel like I have just been riding the tram all day long.  Which in this case could be seen as a “moan” but it’s not because I got some knitting done!

I always feel like once you get to the body of a sweater and the pattern directions say, “knit for 15 inches” this part just overwhelms me.  I think it’s the distance of 15 inches and I think this is going to take a week just to knit the body.  In reality with riding the tram as much as I have done in the past 10 days, I reached 15 inches in just a few days. 

I finished my Heliotropic Pullover last Sunday and blocked it on Monday.  But the best part was that after I blocked it, it didn’t grow any further!  The pattern took into account that I was knitting with cotton and that cotton grows after blocking.  The yarn stayed put!  Even after I wore it all day yesterday! But seriously, woo hoo for a finished project! 

I just feel like with my summer projects that I was knitting in July have just come to a screeching halt and now very slowly they have started back up again.  If you look to right-hand side of this page, scroll down and you can see my works in progress on my Ravelry page; I just feel like those bars have barely moved.  I know, I know, I can hear The Shaker whispering to me one of his famous quotes, “Patience, Grasshopper.”  But we are talking about me; I have a very hard time with patience or even “the art” of practicing patience.  And with Fall on the horizon I want to set aside my “unfinished” summer projects and start those projects.  I just need to get busy and knit!  Which is what I am going to right now … after I go for a tram ride!

The Martini Knitter


Sandy said...

Glad the move went so well and that you're able to get so much knitting done. Sweater looks awesome. Thought of you last night while hubby and I sat on the deck enjoying our Martini's (his Gin my Vodka).

Grace said...

Cute top! I love the pattern at the top of it! :)