The almost-finished versus the barely-started

Here we have the almost-finished:

IMG_6086This is the February Scarf, designed by Beth Weaver, that I am knitting for Leah.  I made Leah pose for this just as she got off the bus from a week-long ski trip to the Italian Alps.  Literally.  She hadn’t even walked in the door yet.  Not only had she just spent a week skiing all day long every day, but then she had stayed up all night, on a bus, with 50 other girls and a bunch of teachers driving from Italy to the UK.  (That’s right – they don’t fly them to Italy; they take a bus.)  So, this photo is designed only to show off the length of this almost-finished project and not to be a particularly stylish photo of either scarf or daughter.

Since the Scarf isn’t blocked yet, it is hard to see how lovely it is from the above photo, so here is a close-up so you can see how great it’s going to look:

IMG_6099I have about 8 inches or so left to knit and then I am done.  As you can see, it is pretty long, and will be even more so when it’s been blocked.  The funny thing is, the pattern is written for 6 skeins of Quince & Co Osprey wool.  I am knitting it with just 5 skeins, so you can imagine how long it is supposed to be.  I think 5 skeins is plenty long enough.

So, that is the almost-finished.  Here is the barely-started:

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Oh, be still my heart! Isn’t it beautiful! This is the beginning of a sleeve of the Exeter jacket, designed by Michele Wang, in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.

So, which one do you think I want to be knitting today?  The almost-finished, with at most 3 hours of knitting remaining:

IMG_6099Or the barely-started, with about 3,729 hours of knitting remaining?

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We knitters are so fickle.

4 thoughts on “The almost-finished versus the barely-started

  1. Which to knit? Good question … If you were me, you’d work on the one that was barely started, which has the side benefit of ensuring the maximum number of projects remain firmly lodged in WIP World. I believe the technical term for it is “Knitter’s Logic.”

    • Hi Jennifer, yes they drive down to the ferry, and then load the bus onboard and sail across the Channel. We do this when we take a family holiday. The hard part is when you get to France and your steering wheel is on the wrong side; it makes driving an adventure!

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