trainknitting

Still without my usual camera, but it turns out the phone does a halfway decent job. So, without further ado, my newest project for the daily commute, as it usually appears on said daily commute:

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One cardigan, nearing in on the waist. Like how it kind of coordinates with my skirt? That is intentional. The yarn is more of the Rowan 4-ply soft that I have been using like crazy lately. I snapped this up in a discontinued sale at Webs 5 or 6 years ago and now that I’m finally using it, my distress over Rowan’s decision to discontinue the yarn is resurfacing. Seriously, this yarn is amazing. Soft, smooth, nice stitch definition, good weight for those of us not in super cold and snowy parts of the country.

Of course, if you’ve been knitting mostly smaller items and accessories recently (like I have), tackling an entire sweater using what is essentially a sockweight yarn is somewhat daunting. I’ve been using a silly little trick to make it seem like I’m going faster, slipping off little mini-balls of yarn from the larger ball and then challenging myself to knit “all” of it by a certain point:

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It seems a little silly, but it’s amazing how fast all those little sections add up. I only cast on last week and I’m already on the last waist decrease! Do you play games with yourself to make knitting seem faster? I’d love to hear about them if you do!

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