Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Taking Shape

This is the week where it's all going to come together into one magical moment and I'll finally have a handle on everything. Or at least, that's what I keep telling myself. It helps me get through the day. The big project at work, the new routine with Émilie's school, housework... I don't know why, but it feels as if this week I'm at the finish line. Never mind that while I focus all my attention on these specific issues, I'm letting an increasingly large pile of "little, unimportant tasks" accumulate behind me.

But at least I'm staying on track as far as blogging goes, right? I think this "taking pictures ahead of time" thing was a stroke of freakin' genius on my part!

Amelia is coming along swimmingly. I finished the second sleeve over the weekend and gleefully joined the whole kit and kaboodle on one circular needle, and am now knitting the temporary-crazy inducing raglan-decreases-while-simultaneous-buttonhole-making-while-simultaneous-neckline shaping.

I'm really looking forward to this project being finished. Not because I'm sick of knitting it (can I just say? Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted is so scrumptious!), but because the weather has turned decidedly Fall-like in Montreal, and it'll be wonderful to have a cozy cardigan to wear when going out. I honestly think I might burst of pride the first time someone asks me if I made it myself.

I'm also making very good progress on my Vesper Jaywalker (Ravlink) sock. Gosh this is a quick knit! I'm well past the gusset decreases as of this morning, and I only cast on August 14th. I know that might not seem like fast progress at all, but you have to remember that I really only knit on this sock in the subway on my way to work, roughly 20 minutes a day.

I really like the Vesper yarn a lot, this is my first project with Knitterly Things' yarn and it's quite soft. She has a lovely colour in her latest update, called Rawhide, that I'm trying to rationalize purchasing on the basis that it'd be great for Phil, heh. I'm resisting.... so far.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Sinéad said...

The cardigan is looking great! A lovely bright colour to ward off darker evenings. The stitch marker is cool too!

birana said...

Our Amelia is very nice! And I agree madelinetosh worsted you never have enough of it.. I have 2 of ceder.. a nice bluish green…humm! And those jaywalker are very cool, I love the colour flashy effect. Hold on with you new routine, you will get use to all these new things.

Sam said...

Wow.. Amelia will be really nice indeed...
Got myself some Sunday Knits yarn - Tweedy cushy merino.. yeah!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great cardigan. Can't wait to see it finished.

Knock, knock, where have you been all week! Your last post is from Sept 1st....! 8 days ago! Miss you! Hope all is well!

Sereknitty said...

Both your cardi and socks are coming along beautifully! You're going to look fab in that shade of pink -- I've got Amelia in my queue, as well, but first off, finish the FLS!