I finished a sleeve on my Lila sweater last night, er well this morning (12/18) at about 12:05am. It’s supposed to be rainy and dreary this week, so I need this sweater in my wardrobe. I downloaded maybe three hat patterns this week to try my hand at color work, but absolutely will not start that until my Lila is complete. I reinforced this by telling my sister, because truly working on one project from start to finish has been an enormous challenge for me.
I’m trying to work out that ju-ju. I’ve been in a sewing slump. A slump of wanting to work on fit issues, but not having the attention span to dedicate. Honestly it’s totally cramped my style as I planned some fall/winter capsule sewing after
a fabric splurge in late summer. But I got hung up on not wanting to waste the beautiful fabrics if my fit was off. The result was two dress projects sat neglected, and I’m out the new clothes that would be easier and less of a hassle to sew. (Buffalo check Archer popover + Grey regular Archer from Theory fabrics. Hunter green French terry Evergreen jacket & Jasper sweater in fleece lined wool sweater knit.)
Sweater status photos from Monday evening. Last night that I busted out 1/2 a sleeve partly while watching the updated version of “It.” Presuming I make good time on knitting today, this Lila should be wearable by Friday leaving me free for selfish sewing in time for Christmas.
Up next on my knitting endeavors: split-back snowflake hat from Susan B. Anderson, Floralea from Melissa Stadja and/or Backfield Hat. Portable projects for a long drive to the mountains.
*update 12/22* complete but for weaving in the ends & blocking. May skip blocking due to the viscose in this yarn. But I’m so excited about this project. It fits like a dream and it’s gonna be so warm up in the frosty mountains.