I spent part of this past weekend at FiberCamp Boston. This attendee-led unconference is always interesting. The atmosphere is relaxed, and people are often sitting around, knitting, catching up since the last time they saw each other. I knew I was going to have plenty of knitting time and vowed to make the most of it.
I have a couple of new projects in mind, and I was very tempted to cast on something fresh for the weekend. Instead I took a look at the projects already in progress. I picked out the most urgent one and brought myself up to speed on where I had left off. Sometimes I think that's the biggest hurdle to jump-starting a lingering project.
I chose Cassis for my weekend knitting. I started this as a booth sample in the fall. Other projects intervened, and I had to put it on the back burner. This is a top down sweater. The sleeves had been set aside, and I had been working on the body of the sweater down to the bottom edge. This is a long sweater, so the body below the sleeves goes on and on. After I reacquainted myself with the pattern, I was off and running.
On Saturday morning this was the body measurement below the sleeves.
This was the measurement after a weekend of work. I need just a few more rows, and then it's on to the bottom ribbing. Since this is a booth sample, I'm knitting it to the recommended length. If it were for me, I wouldn't need to make it this long.
It's a Monday morning, and this project is well on its way to completion. Not a bad way to start the week.