Monday, March 03, 2008

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    A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing.
    -William Shakespeare

    I got March started off right with a day off to get some new projects kicking around. . . then I went to work and didn't come home until the next day. Sometimes I love my job. But I digress. I am loving my knitting now. In spite of the relative in-advised-ness of having three adult sweaters on the needles simultaneously (that would be Salt Lake City for 6' tall husband, Gerbera for me, and the new one), I cast on for my March project, the Bed and Breakfast Pullover.

    This is the cabled pullover I've been wanting to make for years. Unfortunately, I hadn't had the stash lying around for years. Which is one of the reasons my stash has hit it's largest total ever . . . how does it do that? Probably because in order to pick a contrast color for my hems, I had to buy all this yarn: And who ever gets rid of Cascade 220 they don't need right now? Some day those skeins will get used. In the meantime, I think I hit on the perfect color combination:I've started one ribbed sleeve to check my gauge, and then the cabled front. Just lovely. The true challenge will be dividing my time between the three sweaters. Any suggestions?

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    Blogger Joan said...

    I find it challenging myself to divide my time, mostly because I always have multiple projects going. I try to do one thing in the morning, another in the afternoon and the most easy in the evening when I'm tired.

    3/03/2008 10:37 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Those are great colors! As for dividing time what works for me is to designate each piece its own night so Tues. night knitting is only for Celtic Dreams, and Wed. is for my lace project. Remaining nights are decided by mood, but you get at least one good session in on each piece per week, thus making some progress.

    Don't know if that'll work with the crazy schedule you keep though!

    3/04/2008 5:22 AM  
    Blogger Liz K. said...

    I find it easier to do more complicated charts all at once, since it get into a groove, and maybe memorize the the pattern a bit. So maybe alternate between the three on sleeves and things, but when things get complex, focus on one at a time.

    3/04/2008 5:59 AM  
    Blogger Donna said...

    I think Liz has the right idea - I was going to suggest doing one piece at a time, but that's pointless advice with items knitted in the round!

    3/04/2008 6:48 AM  
    Blogger Elysbeth said...

    Sorry, no suggestions, my projects fall into the "braindead" "anxious" or "PO'd" categories.

    Love the colour combination.

    3/04/2008 1:45 PM  
    Blogger Yarnhog said...

    I know lots of knitters like to have multiple projects going at once, but I find it distracting. I usually have one main project, and if it is complicated, I keep a simple one going at the same time for when I need a break.

    Love that blue and brown!

    3/04/2008 2:10 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Your favorite, blue, shows up again! I love blue with brown, good choice. I'm much too haphazard to really have any good advice about how to work on three sweaters at once. I just switch whenever the mood strikes. I always make sure I have something easy to work on for knitting group, though, otherwise I have to rip it out later. ;)

    3/05/2008 7:28 AM  
    Blogger nova said...

    I can offer no suggestion for efficiency in balancing the knits. clearly, I have not yet come up with a suitable plan!

    3/05/2008 10:36 AM  

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