I realized something about myself this week right after I picked up the Slipped Hours Sweater. I realized that I am a big, fat, chicken when it comes to knitting sweaters. I love the idea; and believe you – me, I have enough sweater quanities of yarn to prove that statement. And, I like the end product. Nothing says accomplishment than knitting the equivalent of a couple dozen football fields worth of yarn.
But – and here is the rub – I often put sweaters down and stow them away when I am about half way through. I get scared. Maybe it will be too big? Worse still, maybe it will be too small? Maybe the yarn I choose isn’t right for the pattern? Maybe it’s just an ugly pattern? Maybe everything is wrong and then what? See. BIG FAT CHICKEN.
So, I stow it away. Put it in the WIP bin and cast on for some socks. And then, I wait to get some of my nerve back. I tell myself, you can just frog it. Undo it. And, I could, right? I could just frog it? But, I don’t want to. I love this sweater. A lot.
Please tell me you do too.
Pretty soon, I will be casting off for the sleeves. Hopefully soon, I will have some finished photos. And then, you can be the judge.