Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One Day at a Time

Boxy - Yarn

I've been slowly plugging away at my Boxy pullover, knitting a little bit at a time and taking it day by day.  I honestly thought it was going to take me forever to knit up the body, considering that each round consists of 370 stitches and sometimes I don't have the time to knit a full round in one sitting.  I've been feeling quite under the weather the past few weeks and you know you're not doing so hot when you don't feel like knitting.  

Boxy - Progress

It wasn't until this past weekend that I managed to find the energy and the time to try to put a serious dent in this project.  I know some people would consider this a form of torture, but each morning when I pick up Boxy (cause who doesn't try to sneak in a few stitches while they wait for their coffee to finish brewing??) I put a locking stitch marker at the beginning of the round so that I can see how much I've knit by the end of the day.  When your knitting time is lacking, this can be torturous!

Boxy - Progress Full

So imagine my surprise when I measured my progress this morning.  I'm one round away from 14 inches!  Sweet!  Slow and steady really does win the race!

I still haven't decided yet just how long to make the body.  I have no idea how much the fabric will stretch in length since a gauge swatch can't tell you precisely what gravity will do.  The game plan for now is to knit another half inch and then try it on.  I think the magic number will be somewhere between 14.5 and 15 inches.  I'm in no rush to decide though.  I really didn't think I'd get this far so soon.  So for now, I'm just going to keep on cruisin'!

♥ Happy Knitting Blog Friends! ♥

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colour! I have a project for Imogen I'm plugging away on lik this. A few rows here and there. It's only small but it's plain stockinette so it's a little boring.

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    1. Thanks Kat! I actually don't mind the plain stockinette, it makes for good movie watching knitting (or when I attempt to read and knit at the same time!!). Can't wait to see your FO for Imogen!

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