Friday, May 27, 2011


I am still attempting to finish the cardigan which appeared sans sleeve in the previous post. It is a Sprout-growing roots, in the long-sleeve, longer-body variant, knitted with Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10 ply. I'm knitting it for my Grandma, and while she would never put a deadline on it, by my own standards, it's already getting way too late.

It is starting to get pretty cold in Sydney where she lives - not cold compared to parts of the world that spend a good part of the year under 10 feet of snow but cold enough for a woman in her 90's to make good use of another woolly cardigan.

I'm making reasonably good progress, but there's still three quarters of the sleeve, both button bands and the ubiquitous sewing-in of ends to go.
So, in an attempt to get this cardy finished before we're back into warm weather again, I'm trying something completely outside my comfort zone, something I don't do very well.

Monogamy..... Craft monogamy, that is, restricting myself to just this one project until it's done, or until I just can't take it anymore.

So I'm not going to do "just one more row" on the charity knitting- the crazy colours blanket or the camouflage blanket squares.

Bebe, my spinning wheel, is all folded up, sitting idle in her resting spot next to the Couch

The Man's Hero pullover is languishing in its bag
And this penguin is going to have to wait for his feet, wings and beak. 
I'm going to be busy working on my Grandma's cardigan. 

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