Relationship status: It’s Complicated
That pretty much sums up my relationship with two of my WIPs.
I have loved Dracula’s Bride since the first time I saw it and was thrilled when the designer finally had a sale and I was able to buy it. Then I had to get the yarn and ended up plying together strands from 3 different unraveled sweaters. At first the knitting went well and fast but as is the nature of large shawls I’m now at a point where the rows are quite long (6 sections of 70 stitches plus a 21 stitch center). The stitches themselves are not complicated but those long rows require a lot of concentration. I really can only manage 2 rows a day and that takes a good 2 hours (with breaks to rest my hands).
Gordian is a lot of 2 stitch cables in fingering weight. I’ve not yet gotten the hang of cabling without a needle so doing it in that thin of a yarn is a challenge. Plus I can’t seem to knit a row without making a mistake that takes me just as long to fix as a row takes to knit. I really love the look of the finished gloves so I do want to knit these but I’m still just in the cuffs. This may take years to finish at 1 row a day (cuz I end up with a headache after fixing the mistake). I also have a ton more patterns from this designer I want to do – all cabled gloves (check her out, the patterns are free).
So I can only work on one or the other on any given day and I have to have the ability to concentrate as well. Lately I’ve been lacking in concentration so no work has been done.