Sleeve Alternation

Sometimes I think I should be making vests more often. Aside from the fact that I can't really fathom wanting to wear sweater vests, they seem like they'd be fun to knit. Perhaps when my collection of jackets, both knit and sport-coat-like grows, I'll make a few sweater vests and see what happens.

At the moment, I'm stuck on a little bit of a sleeve incident. the Morocco sweater progresses. By my count I have about 120 more rounds of this sleeve. Because I knit sleeves from the top down, these rounds will go pretty quickly; but I'm not quite past the magic point where the sleeve seems to zoom on toward completion.

I have dedicated myself to getting some of this sleeve done, and I've put a couple more hours into it, which has been a good for my state of mind. I think that once this sleeve is done, I'm going to take a break and work on other projects for a while. I think it's very true that, while I'm generally a one project kind of guy, at least with this sweater, I need to alternate the sleeves that I'm working on. I did that this fall with some measure of success, and I'd like to be able to switch between the projects that I'm already working on.

I've been giving some thought to the difference between knitting my own designs and knitting other people's designs. I basically always knit my own designs, and have for years, but recently I've gotten more and more interested in knitting some other people's designs. This morocco sweater, the Bauhaus pullover from interweave last year or so, Meg's sweater from "Sweaters from Camp" and so forth. And truth is, in the grand scheme of things, I'm pretty low on design ideas myself. Thankfully I'm not in need of more sweaters, and my sensibility has moved into simpler and more understated recently, so I'm not having a huge problem with this, but it has been something I'm thinking about.


Ok, woot. I got most of a post out all on one topic. Ish. Close enough. Anyway, I'm thinking that there's something "off" about my working system, and I need to address this, plus I have a job to do this afternoon, and errands to run, so...

Over and out, tycho

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