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A difference between how I knit now and how I knit in grad school is that I have become much more of a product knitter instead of a process knitter.

Don’t get me wrong, I am still highly unlikely to knit something if I don’t think that I will enjoy doing it. But at this point in my life, I really am knitting for the finished product. Which means that I want measurable progress on my WIPs and I start to get frustrated when I go a while without it.

This is probably why it is a really bad plan for me to have three projects going at once, one of which is at work (with maybe half an hour a day to work on it, not a whole lot gets done), one of which is on size 0 needles, and one of which uses nearly a sweater-worth of fingering yarn (and starts out with a veritable ocean of seed stitch).soooooooo tiny

I only have one photo for this post, which shows the tiny amount of progress I have made on a new project. Pattern is Margit in the Wind, knit on size 0 needles with Knitpicks Palette yarn. I saw the pattern and knew immediately that I wanted to knit it, in nearly the same colors shown in the example photo (the blue and green variation, though the pink one is nice too). The color in the photo is Lichen, but I will also be using Shoal, Opal Heather, and Sea Grass. I started this particular project because my other two main WIPs, the beige and stripey shawl of this post and a different shawl which I will write about soon, are getting too big to haul around and I want to be able to take things to knitting group with me. I think it is going to be a great spring and fall hat, in contrast to some of my heavier hats that I wear in the winter, though with the lined brim and double stranded body it might actually end up quite warm.

When I finish a project – mostly likely the seed stitch shawl I am working on at home – I might drop down to two WIPs. It would be nice to see measurable progress on each.



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