3 steps forward and 2 steps back
Or how I have been knitting and frogging almost simultaneously this past weekend.
First off, a confession: I am at a familiar crossroads yet again. The kind where it’s time to start a new sewing project, but then procrastinate instead. I can’t decide what to do next. Should I do some SWAG (Sewing with a grudge or pj’s for Jack or Katie’s bday dress) ala the Selfish Seamstress? (Oh how I miss her snarky posts!) Or should I start something else, like making a couple of pencil skirts in more sedate fabrics (read: not faux fur fur), like a navy or black wool crepe?
Maybe my procrastination is due to the fact that I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Simplicity 2614 pattern. So I can muslin it and then use my Milly fabric? It’s probably that.
So what have I been doing instead? Working on this scarf which I believe I started in Fall 2009.
That picture was taken in August 2010. It is now about 4.5 to 5 feet long. I am considering binding off now, but only have a little of the skein left, so now I feel kind of obligated to just finish it. But can I tell you how over this project I am??? It is monotonous. It is not a fast project. It is very easy to drop stitches and then have to frog back several rows at a time to rectify because the lace pattern is difficult to maintain cohesion once a stitch has been dropped. I ask you, who’s idea was this??????!!!!!!
I worked (as in day job worked) quite a bit from home this weekend and last week. So, there was very little time to be spent sewing which takes some dedicated and large chunks of time to be meaningful.
I hope some of you have been able to sew…