Why is it that knitting seems to slow down as we approach a finishing point? I’ve had “finish Stasis sleeves” noted in my Strickplaner for the past three days. No matter how much I knit though, these sleeves seem stubbornly stuck at two inches shy of the needed length. I knit a few rounds and measure. Two inches to go. I resolve to knit double the rows before I even think about measuring again, and do. Still, they haven’t grown! How is it possible?! (Of course: it isn’t! It’s faulty measuring in excitement to move on to the next part of the pattern) There should be a saying about this for impatient knitters. Instead of “a watched pot never boils,” — “a frequently measured sleeve never grows”???
While we’re on the subject of Strickplaners, I’m enjoying figuring mine out. Do you bullet journal? If so, do you have tips? It’s all new to me, and I have to admit, the long-range planning intimidates me a bit. So far, I’ve been sticking to the week view portion of my Strickplaner, which has been going well. Usually, I make loads of lists on little pieces of paper that get lost, but with the Strickplaner, everything’s to hand and I migrate unfinished items (like “finish Stasis sleeves”) from one day to the next. But I know there’s a bit more to the whole enterprise than better organized to do lists, so I need to dive in to other parts of the journal!
Part of the reason I’m so antsy to finish the sleeves is I want to weigh them and see much yarn they took. I’m a bit worried I’m going to run out of yarn ..
Does that look like enough yarn for the body and yoke of sweater to you? No, to me neither. The pattern called for four 50 gram balls of Loft for my size. When I dug this yarn out of the archaeological layers of my stash, I realized I’m missing about 20 grams worth — eek! So I want to see how much the sleeves took and decide if there’s any way I’m going to squeeze a sweater out of this, or if I need to order another skein — which will be a very different dyelot and require some strategizing to make it blend in!
So that’s what I’m working on at mid-week this week — in fact, I’m keeping the sleeves on the windowsill by my desk in case I need to take a break from writing with a few rows:
What are you working on at the moment?