Monday, March 16, 2009

Glorious Downtime

I was really craving some low-key time this weekend so I made sure that I kept my planned activities to a minimum. I got to spend Saturday night with this on one side:

and this on the other side:

I drank wine, listened to podcasts and knit knit knit, dividing my time between my 3 WIPs. And, I did the same thing for a big chunk of Sunday afternoon as well! I made some great progress on my projects and got to listen to a lot of the podcasts I had fallen behind on.

The 3 WIPs I worked on were:

I am currently doing this project as a long distance knitalong with Becky. We are both making the Oblique sweater from Knitty in Cascade Eco Wool. I am using this awesome Eco+ red color, which is not quite portrayed true to color in this photo. The pattern repeats require a good amount of attentiveness as they are worked over different numbers of row repeats and are done while also doing the waist shaping. Luckily the patterns are pretty easy to follow once you get a repeat or two finished. I primarily focused on this project this weekend and completed about 75% of the back panel.

I am also working on Bottoms Up (ravelry link) which is going to be a thin, tanktop/tee shirt. I am using my stash of Hempathy. This is being knit on size zero needles. The first million and a half rows of this project are worked in a 1x1 twisted rib. The combo of hemp yarn, small needles and twisted stitches means that I can only work on this project in small doses.

The Vine Lace Socks have been in progress for a long time. I have only been devoting a little time here and there to them so they have progressed slowly. This photo was taken at the beginning of the project. I am now past the gusset on the second sock. It should be quick and easy from this point on!

After having big spans of time to rest, knit and be alone, I feel refreshed and ready for the week. I know I can't possibly have weekends like this regularly, but I hope I can continue to work them in when I really need them. And, judging by the 10 hours of sleep I got on Friday night, I was in need of some rest and recovery time.


  1. I'm soooooper jealous. I didn't have time to breathe all weekend and want me another.

    Can't wait to see that cardigan once it's finished!

  2. i can totally see you in that top! looks perfect for spring :)

    when can i come visit?


  3. your oblique looks so different from mine. maybe i will get a pic up soon so you can see what i see.


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