Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIP Wednesday


Sometimes, after putting a project aside for a length of time, I find it difficult to pick up again where I left off. The questions and worries about restarting grow to alarming proportions. Will I remember where I left off? Had I started the sleeve increases? Was I midway through the lace chart? Can I incorporate the increases into lace pattern okay? Will I knit a few rounds only to realize I've gone wrong?

All that hesitation and concern for nothing. It was no trouble at all to pick CeCe up again when I finally got around to it. The first sleeve is flying off the needles. After about an hour of knitting, it's halfway. It's such an enjoyable knit! And really, incorporating the increases into the lace isn't that hard - the rule is don't do a yarn over if you don't have the stitches to do the corresponding decrease! No need to make it any more complicated than that!

Just one question left - why didn't I get back to it sooner? Check out the list at Tami's Amis for more progress updates. I bet they didn't waste as much time fretting and procrastinating!

15 comments:

sparkeespud said...

I have enjoyed watching the progress on CeCe. I keep coming back to it in my Ravelry favorites.

RugbyMad said...

So pretty. I always have the same concerns about picking up a WIP that has been sitting in the cupboard for long.

Glad all your worries were for nothing.

pinkundine said...

It's looking fab :) I am a habitual scribbler - I have little notes everywhere telling me where I am in the pattern. My trouble is usually finding the right bit of paper!

geeky Heather said...

Very pretty! I leave myself notes in the margins, too, but sometimes when I come back I can't understand what I wrote! Rule: NO PRONOUNS, EVER.

Marushka C. said...

i wasted a lot more time than that procrastinating ;-) I just blogged about my WIP from the 1990s so I loved reading your post today. Perfect timing.

Rachel said...

oohh this one is on my list, eventually, i have a few i need to go back to and am worried about all the same things lol

Chrisknits said...

You didn't go back to it until your mind was ready for it. Looks beautiful!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I have several projects that I have to get back to - but what the plan tonight? Cast on a new project!

Nicholette said...

And don't let Marushka tell you her WIP from the 1990s isn't worth reading - it is!

And THIS looks great, the CeCe. So glad it was a relief to pick it up again! Best of luck on the rest of it!

Sam Findlay said...

Gald you were able to pick up were you left off with ease! Looks very pretty!

Nicky said...

I can't wait until you're fininshed this. I'm glad you came back to it.

Debbie said...

Looking lovely. I love that lace pattern. Really pretty.

wrchili said...

I'm glad you were able to pick up your project without any complications. The sleeve looks great!

Nic said...

Haha want to beat? I have those very same procrastination problems with a sock I started 3yrs ago!! I now have no idea where I am in the pattern and am so lost and annoyed with myself!!
Yours looks great though and I am so glad that you got stuck in and cracked it. Maybe I should do the same, what's the worst that could happen? ;)

Paula said...

I have great trouble coming back to projects because of all you just listed! I rarely remember where I left off and even worse, loose the pattern copy on which I marked where I was. That's why I started using project page on Ravelry to write which row I'm knitting on complicated projects :)