So, uhm, the 2010 knitting olympics start tomorrow.
So, naturally I’m second-guessing myself.
Plan A (the original plan) was to knit this Urban Aran cardigan. I bought the yarn in a nice sale last year, and it’d definitely be a challenge to finish this sweater from the start in 17 days.
I’m thinking that this might not be doable, mostly because:
1) I am bad at finishing things. very bad.
2) I’m not sure I need this cardigan by end of February. (I better not. I hope.)
1) this is done in big yarn and big needles. this is not done in eensy-weensy-spider needles or yarn.
2) cables are entertaining enough to prevent me from stopping doing it in boredom.
3) it’s olympics-worthy. it’s definitely a challenge. it’s doable. it’s also not doable. it’s…driving me crazy?
4) b/c I said it on the blog. GULP. (though I have also said I’d blog more regularly and have not really done so.)
Plan B. Finish the bearclaw blanket that you started last year. Finish one square, make three more, knit a border, and have a blanket (always useful) at the end.
It’s not quite start-to-finish, and completing WIPs are always a good thing. It is quite doable, though a little tedious, and it’ll still be a beautiful product. On the other hand, WIPs feel like a cheater, mostly because there are always WIPs and WIP-decreasing projects every year.
Plan C. Finish the current WIPs and start and finish new (small) projects- featherweight cardigan (appropriate for summer), fiddlehead mittens (good for the last two weeks of feb), a tiny dog sweater, and possibly another pair of stranded colorwork mittens or a lace scarf. It’s a combination of plans A and B- but with sort of smaller projects, and three or four finished objects out of it.
I have until 3pm tomorrow to cast on (or whenever the torch is lit in opening ceremonies). Do not suggest a plan D or all of the above else you get on my knit-not list. 🙂