Slow Progress

Some weeks I feel like I make slow progress.  Slow progress at work, slow progress with the house, slow progress with knitting.  This is one of those weeks.  Everything seems to be in slow mo.

This might be because I am knitting inch after inch of boring same-ole same-ole garter stitch — one of those acts of knitting that can only be accomplished by the love of a mother.  Rows and rows of garter stitch scarf, in an unrelentingly the same solid pumpkin color, selected by my little pumpkin to match his favorite Crocs.  I am starting to think that finishing this scarf is bound to earn me a small place in heaven.

Pumpkin

Really, everything else is going well.  I’m finished knitting the Noro Adventure Bag.  I’ll hold off on finishing it because Nora, from Noni Bags, is teaching a finishing class down here and I’m going to take a day off of work to study at the feet of the master.

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I’m also making progress on my Rowan sweater, Anise, knitting both fronts at the same time.

Fronts_in_progress

And, I’m close to finishing socks and Ellie’s Cahaba River Jacket.  So yes, it’s slow progress, but ultimately, it seems to be going somewhere.  I seem to be developing the funniest attitude about finishing projects, especially ones I really like.  It’s sort of like reading a really good book.  You want to savor it and drag it out.  Not let it end too soon.  Yes, that’s the kind of knitter I’m becoming.  Or maybe it’s just my evil twin’s incredible ability to rationalize not wanting to do the finishing work.

I’m off to see if I can’t make a little bit more progress tonight.  I’ll leave you with this picture of sock yarn.  Lots of new colorways!  Although this picture is a batch that has gone off to a yarn store in New York, several of these colorways will be available this week at Elliebelly  when I stock on Thursday, and more will be up the following week.

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