Reading Claudia's Blog over the years has taught me many things, most notably:
a) To embrace my inner orange
b) That you can knit for both product and process
c) Biking is the way to go
d) If you knit one thing at a time, you get sweaters (and usually faster).
I like knitting as a process, but I also love knitted stuff for wearing. Ever since I tried on Laura Chau's Vino at the Knitter's Frolic, I knew I wanted one. A generous gift from some of my favourite knitters last spring sealed the deal and once I decided on a colour of Dream in Colour yarn, I was ready to go (It wasn't the fastest decision, sure, but it was worth the wait).
Once I started, the sleeves flew off the needles. Here they are almost finished.
I love the November Muse colour which is rich and really complicated when you look at it up close; there are greenish, bluish and grey tones in it too.
I started the back (the BIG piece) on the weekend and it's going quickly, if the back of a knee-length garment can be said to go quickly.
Being realistic about this, I'm faced with a dilemma. If I knit this almost exclusively (it's not portable, so I might have a smaller thing on the go too so I can knit on the go) I might be done in a month. Especially if I neglect my already neglected yard, partially renovated bathroom (a story for another day), the garage and that stairway project I started way back when.
However, I probably won't neglect those things, and will finish Vino sometime in late June or later, and it'll be too warm to wear it.
So do I persist, which I suspect Claudia would do or cast on a nice truly summery sweater?
I really need to start planning my knitting around the seasons a bit more if I want new stuff to wear when the weather changes.