I can't believe I've barely been posting lately. Which is fine, we all need a mental break every now and again. And I seriously needed (still need?!?) one! I've felt the pressures of many deadlines lately, not entirely all sewing related. And they have been honestly kinda dragging me down. So much so that I haven't really felt the need to be creative because of the pressure to actually create has been on. So to get back on track (or do some quick escaping from reality ;) ), I've been keeping my hands busy and my mind clear with this...
Yes, that is a bit backwards... But I needed to pick something up that really didn't require too much attention, and that I could take with me on a weekend trip if it did come around and this fit the bill! Now 'this' would be Granny's Favourite that I'm knitting up for A. I decided I needed something to push me, yet was still really simple shape/structure wise. Plus, I don't know HOW long I've had this in my favourites list waiting for me to make up my mind and just put it on my queue or to start it. And because I was in a mood to start right away, I did some stuff busting and used some Cascade yarn I already had on hand, Sateen in the Sand colourway. Obviously with my rush and no hindsight, I've run out of yarn (which I was expecting...) but I forgot to check if my local store still carried it. Unfortunately not, so I'm going to need to order some more now! Oh well, life happens.
So far though I must say that this sweater has been pretty easy going. I've only had to rip back a couple of rows do to one mistake in the zig zag/yoke detail, but otherwise it's gone smoothly. Which has also made me realize that I've been a fool for waiting to knit something top down! I have to admit that I'm super happy with the fit so far too! I've been able to convince A to try it on as I've been knitting it to get an idea of length, for which you can see here and here.
Meanwhile, as I wait for the yarn to finish this up.... I'm debating casting something on for the boys.... Curious to know, what do you use as a stress reliever? Does it involve working on a project?