Monday, March 03, 2008

Past failings and new goals

Failings is a bit strong, really, but I liked the sound of that title so there you go. February was a tough month for me in that I kept getting sick, I had a ton of work to do in lab and for my writing class, and I was out of town for almost a week. You'd think since I was sick I would have accomplished a lot of knitting, but I was actually too sick for that, believe it or not. Plus, February is a short month, so perhaps I should have been less ambitious in the first place...

As a recap, the February goals were as follows:
1. Finish Anastasia Socks - Done
2. Knit to armholes of Ivy League Vest - Ha! I think I knit two rounds of this because of #3 and 4
3. Finish woven scarf - Done
4. Finish first section of lace repeats on gift shawl - Well, mixed bag here. There are supposed to be 14 repeats, but I'm doing 19. I have 15 done, which means I sort of met this goal, if I was to be making the original shawl...

Looking back, that's really not that awful considering how busy I was and that the lace is time-consuming to knit. The only thing that really suffered was the vest, because I was knitting the shawl at the times I would otherwise have been working on that. The woven scarf came to Boston and was knit on the plane and in seminars, and the socks were mostly knit on the way to and from Boston on the plane. The lace is the evening with the TV knitting...

March Plans
1. Finish lace shawl - This is not optional as there is a deadline involved. I think this is doable as I'm getting faster even though the rows are getting longer.
2. Finish lace hat that you haven't seen yet. We'll see how this goes. I was trucking right along on it but hit a snag that I couldn't figure out last night so it's in time-out for the moment.
3. Finish Chevalier Mittens - I started these last night to take the edge off after finding an issue in #2 and not having the patience for #1.
4. At least work on the Ivy League Vest, but the rush seems off with this project now that it's getting on toward spring and it might be time to break out the hibernating spring/summer knits from last year...

5 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

I think you should finish the vest: in Seattle, a vest will be weather-appropriate until the end of June...

rachel said...

anne-marie has a point, and the colors if I recall aright, aren't so fall that you would look bad in it in late spring or summer.

Anonymous said...

Emily, Another quick post. You go girl! Marlene is coming up Thursday for a dinner and a show - Little Women. I ordered Persuasion from Netflicks. Have you seen it yet? Almi says Rubert is "To die for." Did you watch The Jane Austin Bookclub yet? If not, host a knit and flick...your girlfriends will enjoy it too. love, mom

Anonymous said...

Emily, I love the scarf. Makes me feel out of it not having knit since last summer. Guess I should jump back on the wagon. Talk to you soon. I have a water aerobics class soon. Part of my get fit year projects. Keep up the good work.
Marlene

Emily said...

See, I disagree about the vest. I realize it's cold enough in Seattle to wear it almost year-round, but I don't think wool vests belong in summer or possibly even the spring, the same way that a wool turtleneck would seem out of place, just because they're more fall/winter styles...