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