I took myself and the Baby Cables sweater out to Starbucks yesterday for a bit of a marathon knitting session. There were many chores at home to be avoided done, so before I left I switched the laundry over and made a shopping list, then grabbed my knitting and fled. Some days the bare minimum is all that can be expected when it comes to housework, don’t you think?
I had the pleasure of several brand new podcasts to listen to, so I decided to sit and knit, drink a chai tea latte, and listen to Cast-On. It was during that hour that I fell miraculously and hopelessly back in love with this sweater.
After finishing the decreases at the waist, I decided to try the sweater on for the first time. Not doing so before this point was a bit of a leap of faith, one I hoped not to regret. When I pulled it over my head and shoulders and felt that wool/alpaca blend against my body, I just knew it would fit perfectly.
Seeing the sweater as a garment and not just a long-running work in progress has reignited my desire to finish it. My new plan is to keep working on it this week to finish up the body. Once that happens I will reconsider whether to start a new project or keep knitting away at the sleeves. I am open to either possibility!
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