cast on, can’t stop.

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I have no idea what happened, but on Wednesday night, all of a sudden all I wanted to do was knit. And so I started poking around Ravelry and my stash, and decided that Lila, a pullover with an interesting hemline, was what I needed to be knitting. Immediately. So I bought the pattern, dug out some special yarn (a bag of Schaefer Miss Priss worsted in a lovely variegated gray that I got for knitting a sample maybe five years ago), wound up two balls of it, and cast on.

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Well, first I swatched. And then I washed it, and decided my numbers were close enough to gauge that I could start the sweater and then confirm my sizing/needle choice in the morning. (Which worked.)

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I’d gotten this far on the garter hem by the time I went to bed on Wednesday night.

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And finished the garter hem and began the short rows on Thursday morning.

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And Thursday night, I’d knit several inches of the body. I haven’t had this “just one more row” feeling in quite awhile, and I love that it’s back. Here’s hoping I can balance knitting with some solid dissertation writing today. (And happy Friday!)

7 thoughts on “cast on, can’t stop.

  1. This seems like the perfect thing to he knitting while writing a dissertation. Not too complicated, so it’s soothing, but with enough interest to keep it fun!

  2. Yay! I’ve been thinking of doing some swatching, too. In glad you’re getting some knitting time for yourself!

  3. Glad the knitting startitis and mojo have bitten you. :-) Yes, ones time is somewhat of a balancing act- stay on top of the wire!

  4. Glad you got your knitting mojo back! It has been the same for me, even after finishing my PhD my knitting was somehow just not inspiring enough… All the best for the dissertation!!!!

  5. Yay for knitting mojo! You never know when it’s going to strike. I can’t wait to see more of this one…that grey yarn is just gorgeous.

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