WIP Wednesday - Transitions

WIP Wednesday - Transitions

Happy WIP Wednesday fellow yarn geeks!  

I have finally made some significant progress on my Monokrom Cardigan these past few weeks after I worked through a significant transition.  It's not that the next part of this pattern was particularly difficult, it was more that going from the familiar part of the pattern to figuring out the next bit kept me from wanting to work on the project.  Does that make sense?

That's why I'm calling it a transition; going from one familiar state to a new and unfamiliar one.  It's the part where you now have to measure, count stitches, bind off a certain amount, or in my case, pick up 111 stitches evenly.  I think these moments in our making can be particularly daunting because there is an increased chance for mistakes and it's hard to leave the comfortable part of the project we've happily been in.  I've been bib bopping along with an easy knit, and now I have to count and try to pick up stitches so they look good.  

Suffice it to say that I did make many mistakes in my transition.  

The collar and side panels of a knitted cardigan in variegated grays lying on a wood floor.

Now that I've taken the scary leap from the familiar to the unfamiliar and have survived to tell the tale, I feel better about the next transition.  If that isn't a metaphor for life, I don't know what is.  Don't you just love it when your making teaches you a life lesson?

In other news, Holly and I have been working on a little project that I'd like to share with you here as well.  So I'll stop rambling and you can check it out.  Grab a project and enjoy!

Two Yarn Geeks Episode 1


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