Thursday, March 24, 2011

A not so busy day


I have been a bad blogger lately.  It’s not that I have been too busy, or that I haven’t had any blog-worthy adventures.   I haven’t, and I have respectively.   For Lent, I gave up playing Bridge with my computer, and while that has been a wrench, to date I have been faithful. So – given that I wasted an enormous amount of time with my little virtual Bridge group, I should have scads of extra time.  That seems not to be happening.  I had vowed to do something productive during my "saved by not playing Bridge" time, like reading boring nursing journals.  I have done this a little bit, but not as much as in previous years.  So what is the issue?  I am planning to have a knitalong with Becca and Ana on Alice Starmore’s Eala Bahn, and I am franticly anxious to begin it.  The hold up?  I haven’t finished my current cardigan, Oregon.  One of my principles of knitting is that I have to finish the in-progress project before I start a new one.  I can have two going – one that requires concentration and one that does not, but not more than that, and not two of the same sort.  Sooooo….   I have been spending every spare minute trying to finish my Oregon cardi.  I am close, but not quite a cigar yet.  I have about half a sleeve to go.  I had thought that I might have it done for the beginning of the choir year (last September), then by Christmas, then before the warm weather of Spring arrived, and now I am hoping for Easter.  It’s not really an Easter-like sweater, though, is it?

In its current lumpy state,  it is not very photogenic, so I will show my progress via the dwindling amount of yarn.  There is not a lot left, as you can see.  In fact, I am getting a little nervous about it.  It will be a narrow squeak.














5 comments:

Barb said...

I am amazed by the Oregon cardi. Seriously, I may NEVER have the skill to knit something that gorgeous. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through YOUR knitting, though! I admire your rule of knitting projects. I currently have three on the needles and each of the recipients is clamoring for her gift. (Wait, I just included myself in that lot--I am knitting a blanket for my bed.) which is really stressing me out!

(And, oh, we'll be here when you get back.)

Barb said...

I had to leave another comment because the word verification for this one is "ovenses" which sort of sounds like a hobbit invitation for tea.

Janet said...

That Oregon cardigan is amazing, no wonder it's taking so long to knit. Wonderful colours but far too complex for me to want to knit. I will just admire. As you know, I just like to plow on regardless. I currently have 2 large sweaters on the needles. Both require much attention before tackling anything else.

Lorette said...

I love the Oregon cardigan, I hope to be good enough to knit that one day. And you do know that if you knit faster, you're less likely to run out of yarn...

Marta said...

I missed this one. How impressive.
How do you find the time to create all these masterpieces?