Sometimes, with knitting, it's really a . . . mind games . . . kind of thing.
Will these colors work for this design?
Do I have enough yarn?
Will it fit?
Will I wear it?
Do I have the skills?
Can I persevere through the hard parts?
. . . and the boring parts?
And, of course, there is that whole gauge thing.
It's always nice when it works out in the end.
We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dude lifting the veil
Doing the mind guerrilla
Some call it magic the search for the grail
Yep. This time, I found THE GRAIL!
Of course, now that I've finished, spring has arrived in my corner of the world (it was in the upper 70s yesterday!), so I will be packing this sweater away until fall.
Mind games, I tell 'ya!
A few of you asked me last week how I divide up the "progress bars" for my projects. I'm here to tell you . . . it ain't rocket science! With some projects, there are a clear number of steps (or zones or whatever), and it is easy to divide a progress bar into those steps. With other projects? It's a bit trickier. Knitting projects, for example. I mean, I know you could go through the trouble and the maths to figure out how many stitches you'd be knitting in any given project and create a bar that reflects that. But, for me, in a project, I divide it into chunks of work that make sense for me. For a top-down sweater, the project chunks generally look like this:
- Get ready: gather materials/needles, wind yarn, mark up pattern, do a gauge swatch, etc.
- Cast on and get yourself "situated" with the start
- Divide for sleeves
- Sleeve 1
- Sleeve 2
- Cast off, weave in ends, block
Of course, those project chunks are not equal in terms of time and effort, but . . . they work to move the project forward anyway.
(So, basically, I fudge it.)
Hope that helps.
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