Monday, December 23, 2013

Real Fast, Before Christmas

I couldn't help it.  Journey has been calling to me from the end table all week as I scrambled to finish various crafts, gifts, and sleeves.  Something came over me a couple of nights ago.  Before I knew what I was doing, I had cast on for Inland and was almost through the yoke.







Check out the reverse stockinette body with stockinette sleeves!  I have big, wooden buttons ready to go for this one.

I haven't abandoned Ravello, and this isn't a case of my ever-splitting attention span either.  My hands just needed a break after so many tiny stitches on size 0 needles.

Besides, I was waiting for Sothern to completely dry for finishing anyway.   So Inland is my prize for knitting color work and seaming seams.  That's a bizarre reward system, even by American standards:

If I make this thing that I want to make, and totally enjoy making, then I will have earned the right to make this other thing that I want to make and will totally enjoy making.   

It's like being rewarded for being rewarded.  Whatever.  I'm just enjoying a big, seamless project.


I am using Wool of the Andes bulky in porcini and wallaby for Inland and I can tell it will be a great classic jacket.  I liked the two tone idea of RoHart's version, on Ravelry, so I decided to do my pockets in the wallaby.


2 comments:

  1. Ooo, so pretty! Love the colours you chose. You're so quick at knitting, it's amazing! I'm a little envious. :)

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  2. Thanks, Heather. I wanted this to be neutral and very wearable, so I went with the porcini. I am knitting faster than I used to, but I find the faster I knit, the bigger my queue, the easier it is to make mistakes, etc. I enjoy it as much as always, though.

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