Why can’t I finish this? This is probably the most simple jumper I’ve ever knitted. It’s knit in the round so it is nearly all plain knitting with just a few rounds of garter stitch, a small amount of I-cord around the keyhole and some increasing and decreasing to form the ruching. I mentioned the Ruched Yoke Tee I was knitting several weeks ago. It has progressed but is still nowhere near finished and I really don’t know why. I have a few more cardigans lined up for when this is finished and usually that’s all the motivation I need to finish what I’m doing so that I can start the next one. But not this time, apparently.
I usually have a few W.I.P. (work in progress) on the go but only one jumper or cardigan at a time. (Several pairs of socks, gloves, hats and scarves, but only one cardigan.) It is useful to have a W.I.P. or two to hand for different situations. A small, easy pattern in your handbag for when you have five minutes waiting for something when you’re out, some intricate lace or cabled socks when you have the house to yourself (not that that happens that often) or a plain stockinette stitch jumper when you’re chatting in a knitting group.
But this one is just a chore and I have no idea why. My other half asked why I didn’t just start my next cardigan before finishing this one. That does seem like defeat and I’ve never done that before but that’s precisely what I am going to do. I will come back to this one! Really, I will, if only because I shall need the cables for another project. Now I just need to decide between another Peasy in a rust coloured alpaca and merino or a second Acorns in a light olive coloured alpaca and merino.
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