Earlier this year I posted about not knowing the current state of my WIPs and I committed to working on Saroyan so that I could finish it in the early part of this year. Well, as they say “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” My intention was to figure out where I was in the pattern, take off from there and finish Saroyan quickly. I really am looking forward to wearing it as an actual scarf and not just accessorizing with it on knitting needles in my hands, that’s not really the point. The problem is that after I figured out where I was in the pattern I lost it… I couldn’t find the project bag no matter where I looked and I looked everywhere.
I was checking the coat closet where we keep the reusable tote bags for the grocery store, they had all gotten bunched up in there after a recent big trip to the grocery store. Well, it seems that somehow my project bag with Saroyan ended up mixed in with all the other bags. We have so many reusable tote bags that we hadn’t used the ones from the closet again. I was so happy, I think I jumped up and down and did a happy dance.
Since finding it I haven’t let Saroyan out of my sight for too long. I always double check to make sure I know where it is amongst the bags I have been rotating through. I’ve been knitting while riding in the car, while sitting in the recliner, while sitting in bed, and even when sitting in the chair at the infusion center while getting my IV Orencia treatment. The nice thing is that my nurses know that I like to knit while getting my infusion and we’ve figured out that if they place the IV in my hand I can usually work on any project with very little, if any discomfort.
As of right now I’m 66% finished, 2/3 of the way finished having completed 24 out of 36 planned repeats. I’m following someone’s project notes on Ravelry to use up the full skein of Malabrigo sock – 8 increase repeats, 20 straight repeats and 8 decrease repeats. I’ve completed 16 of the 20 straight repeats. I hope to finish another repeat before I go to bed. I can’t wait to finish this so I can block it. Maybe next week I can share it for FO Friday…
I share my specifics about the math for my friend, Mariana, who reads my blog and is a middle school math teacher. She sent me a text the other day flabbergasted that the person who helped her at Jamba Juice had to take out paper and pen to figure out how much change to give her when she paid cash for her smoothie.
What are you working on? Please share in the comments, I love to find inspiration in all of your projects.