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Spring Cleaning

Monday, 29 March, 2010

As someone who usually can’t stand having more than one project on the needles at a time, the fact that I have four unfinished knits languishing around the house is practically unheard of.

Adelina was very nearly finished. The collar had been knit and the sleeves were ready to be sewn on when I decided I wasn’t happy with the front – I wanted the v-neck to start further down. So this morning I ripped it out, and hopefully by the end of today it will be reknit and tomorrow I can reknit the collar and attach the sleeves.

My Tea Leaves Cardigan, which needed the buttons bands reknit, was pushed to the side by the Ravelympics, and never got picked back up. Late last week, as I was trying to decide whether I wanted to redo the front of Adelina, I ripped out one band, and to my horror the bottom few rows of the body started coming undone as well. So that needs fixing as well.

Not wanting to deal with the mess Tea Leaves was turning out to be, and feeling the urge to cast on a spring top, I pulled out some Elsbeth Levold Silky Wool in a gorgeous teal color and got to work on Bottoms Up. It’s going to be a time-consuming project – 248 sts knit at 6.5 sts to the inch – with inches upon inches worth of twisted rib.

And then there’s this sad little project – a Thorpe hat. Cast on during the last day or two of 2009, and mostly finished on the first day of 2010. It’s been sitting in dark corner of the dining area, practically forgotten about, despite the fact that it’s knit out of some of the most gorgeous handspun. All it needs is the edging.

This week is more or less my spring break. I have to work on Thursday, but other than that I’m off of work until next Tuesday. I’m determined that this will be the week for my unfinished projects. Two sweaters and a hat will finally make their way to the cedar chest where I keep my finished projects, and Bottoms Up won’t get touched until they do.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Monday, 29 March, 2010 1:09 pm

    I love Thorpe! What yarn are you using?

  2. Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 5:36 am

    Can’t wait to see the Thorpe hat once it’s finished. That yarn is gorgeous!! I’ve been pretty disciplined at keeping active projects to a minimum, but last week, in a great spaz of knitting ADD, I started a whole raft of new projects…heck, I started two just yesterday!

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