Okay, so we met with the architect last night, and walked through the project with him and the contractor, and I’m not currently terrified. I’m a little bit excited even, though it is tempered by the worry of cost. We don’t have a bid yet; that will come after the architect takes all his measurements and draws up the plan. But I like both of them, and more importantly, I trust them to do a good and fair job. So, we’ll figure out the money part and the interrupted routines and all of that as it comes along, but right now, I’m feeling cautiously optimistic.
As I’ve worried about this the last couple of weeks, my knitting has taken a strange turn toward Finish-itis. I currently have only three projects on my needles. Even though I have lots of ideas percolating, I’m eager to finish some more WIPs first. In that spirit, I pulled out my oldest WIP over the weekend, my Playful Stripes blanket. This is where I was the last time I shared progress:
I cast on for this baby in September of 2015, and it’s gone in and out of hibernation a couple of times. This is the last time, I swear! I worked on it all of Sunday and thought I was almost two-thirds gone, which is good since I was low on the main color. I knit and knit and knit and realized I wasn’t really two-thirds through and I was going to run out of yarn. ARGH. That’s fine, it’s still available, I could get more. So I went as far as I could before setting it aside.
I was in the middle of the yellow stripe when I started this weekend. Pretty good, no? This is a beast of a blanket, so huge! (Jack included for scale.) I’m not sure why I’m so low on yarn since I had more than the recommended yardage for the larger size, but I also didn’t check gauge because hello, it’s a blanket? Big blankets are fine by me! I’ve ordered more of the blue and as soon as it arrives, this blanket will be my top priority.
Anyone else dealing with Finish-itis lately?
That’s a gorgeous blanket! What pattern is it?
It’s called Playful Stripes and it’s on Ravelry. There’s a smaller version too.
Thanks. I’ll have to look it up:)
Sure! I linked to it in the post, but I’m afraid my new background color is hiding the link color, so I’ll have to tinker with that. Glad to find out!
It might just have been me
I don’t think so, because I’ve struggled to see them too!
i love the blanket! I’ve been pulling out projects to finish too. I think it is this time of year.
How lovely! Such a simple but effective pattern 🙂 I never test gauge for blankets either, it seems a bit daft to care about it being exactly a certain size.
It does! Until you end up using a lot more yarn than you think you’ll need!
Hmmm. Perhaps there is an explanation for this finishitis. When we take on a really big yarny project sometimes it can be really satisfying to do smaller more acheivable projects. The satisfaction of completion is quite soothing. Perhaps the anxiety of the building process has you yearning for completion so you are really motivated to complete projects. Whatever the explanation, finishing stuff is super fulfilling!
Ooh, you may be right! I can’t control the completion of the house, but I can of the WIPs!
Love this blanket. Great job finishing up projects. That’s my plan for the month.
Bringing projects out of hibernation is fun 🙂 I never check gauge if I’m not going to be wearing it either. I saw that you finished the blanket in your other post, it’s so beautiful!