Last week’s progress was good – but not good enough. I needed to knit 350 yards last week but I barely hit 200. And I knitted as much as I could. If I didn’t make it last weekend, I had no chance of hitting 350 during other weeks.
So, I’ve changed my Rhinebeck goals. I’m going to finish Sugar Maple and then one other project out of the others (not sure which one yet). It’ll still be more than I’ve ever knitted just for Rhinebeck and I’ll still be able to walk around the fairgrounds on Saturday wearing a top that I made. Not exactly what I had planned but it’ll still be good. It’ll still be Rhinebeck with its gorgeous fall foliage and crisp mornings. I’ll still get a ton of time to hang out with Christy watching DVDs of West Wing and Gilmore Girls. And of course there will be yarn shopping.
And I’ll do all of this without 2 months of insane stress and anxiety.
I’m mostly ok with this
Are you curious where I’m at with Sugar Maple today? I haven’t knit since last Sunday so I don’t have a lot of new progress to show you. I did bind off for the sleeves and got further on the color changes – that was fun! And starting the waist decreases is always welcome – yay, less stitches!
I’m glad to be seeing new colors, but I’m a bit concerned I’m not going to knit through the entire ball and get to the black. I envisioned the bottom part of this top being black, but I’m not sure it’s going to get there quickly enough. The bottom tip of the V is about an inch above my waist right now. I’m hoping this really eats up yarn! Either way it’s gorgeous and the cashmere in this yarn makes for a cushy, cozy top. I won’t be suffering regardless, it’ll just be a bit different than I had envisioned. Only one way to find out – knit on…
I’ll catch you on the purl side.