It’s a funny thing about projects. You end up having all these expectations. Every once and while a project throws you a curve ball. I haven’t been a very active blogger lately. I have made more of an effort to be present in my everyday life. I know a lot of people are reading this book by Marie Kondo about tidying up… and I can’t do it( I mean bring myself to buy it let alone read it) because it just isn’t me. However this spring I did think a bit on what I want my life to look like. It made me reevaluate how and what I spend my time on… So you will see me blogging, but probably not every 5 days.

Okay enough chit chat, what I meant to say when I started this is post was to talk about how thing never end up as you think they will. It’s kind of funny I recently had two projects on the needles and neither turned out as expected.

Case#1: The Old Growth cardigan by Tin Can Knits. I have wanted to knit up this pattern for a long time and was happy when I realized that I could knit it for my daughter, stashbust, knit something at a heavier weight yarn, and mark something off my Ravelry queue. I mean how had could it be because I already has the yarn. Well it wasn’t hard I mean the knitting part; the finding the yarn part turned out to be hard, but just for a little bit. It is a really great project I am super happy with how the pictures I took turned out but the best part was the big smile on my daughters face. She loves it (So obviously I am going to knit something else for her…. I am debating projects but thinking about Michele Wang’s Arlo).

Case #2: My Hazelwood Sweater. I cannot overstate this enough “I LOVE STRIPES!” they make everything fun. They make projects go fast and its fun to get to play with more than one color. This sweater is the perfect projects for me and I am making in in Plucky Cashmere. I mean what is not too love. My expectations on this one are really high. But what I have encountered ( okay learned) is how long it can take to finish a sweater at a lighter weight yarn (This is weighing heavy on my mind because the next sweater I plan on making is a fingering weight tunic). I had forgotten how long it took to make a sport weight sweater. It has been a long time since I made my Goodale cardigan (and it was short sleeves too). The good news is that I am almost about 50% done on this. I may be even more if I have less yardage then I needJ I can’t wait to have this off my needles and start enjoying this sweater.

A wooden bowl from Fringe Association
Doane notebooks

Work In Progress:
Acorn Trail by Amy Herzog
Hazelwood Sweater by Shannon Squire
Goodnight Moon needlepoint purchased at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Old Growth by Tin Can Knits

One thought on “Expectations…

  1. Ok I love reading your blog ! I love those Doane notebooks don’t you! I picked up some similar at target and I use the to keep me straight on projects

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