Friday, March 23, 2012
it's not a vest
It's kind of you not to mention the fact that this is quite obviously not a photo of the vest I've been working on. Don't worry, there's no problem there; it's just going more slowly than I predicted. The right front is knit, the left front is in progress, and I suspect that the back, the neckband and the armhole bands will take the rest of the weekend to complete. Or maybe even longer than that. I'm absolutely dreading the "pick up stitches evenly" steps to create those bands - that's make or break in terms of how polished the finish vest looks, isn't it?
Rather than confront that challenge, I seem to be indulging in some typical procrastination behaviour: creating a small distraction for myself. I've started a smaller, simpler project - another set of monsters - that I know I can complete in a couple of days without much effort. Based on my experience of last week with this pattern, I'm confident I'll be satisfied with the result so there's no anxiety there. And I've got a series of justifications ready if you want to hear them: it's stash-busting, I can ship'em with those I finished last week, it's for a good cause, I was too tired to give the vest decreases the attention they needed ...
Enough excuses, it's time to overcome all this procrastination and push ahead on the vest... as soon as I finish these little monsters. I promise.