I've been avoiding things again, things like posting here. It's not because I've grown tired of it. I'm just not getting a lot of crafting time lately, so I'm using all my spare time to finish up my works in progress. These are for both the Summer Sweater KAL and Classic Must Knits KAL because it doesn't get any more sweater-y or classic than Hannah Fettig's Featherweight and Cirilia Rose's Aidez.
So here's a quick instagram update of my Featherweight Cardigan knit in Tosh lace and JaggerSpun Zephyr.
I'm thinking I'll do one more green and yellow repeat then finish off the bottom with an extra amount of blue. I'll do the same with the sleeves. Then the band will be knit in the same blue.
Honestly, I'm dreading the sleeves. But, I have gotten to a point where I can read while knitting this, carefully and in English style, by feel alone. So, it doesn't seem as time consuming. Of course, with all long stockinette projects comes the promise of a good read or netflix marathon. This time it was seeing Amy and Rory off of Dr. Who. (Am I the only person who was tired of Amy?) and catching up on Clara episodes before the debut of the new doctor. More importantly I re-read Red Mars to get ready for starting Green Mars, finally. Red Mars is one of those books I read as if it's a fact. I just accept it like it happened. I forget I'm reading fiction. Anyway, all of those Martian landscape descriptions make me long for Utah.
My Aidez is taking much more concentration than Featherweight. Thankfully, Allyson's chart from The Sweatshop of Love's Aidez KAL a couple of years ago is taking all of the thinking out of this for me. That's a good thing right now. I'm getting used to a new schedule with my son's high school activities and grandparent's routine. My mental hard drive is totally full.
On a side note, this acrylic is not getting on my nerves at all. I am a big bargain yarn kind of girl, but even so, I wondered if I'd enjoy it. The answer is yes.
That doesn't look like much progress, huh? But it is all knit at once to avoid seams. I look at other Aidez projects in my two knitalongs and shudder at all of the curling, cabled shapes, laid out on the floor like puzzle pieces, awaiting the tapestry needle. Right now, seamless and brainless is the way to go for me.