Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday: One step (and a few stitches) at a time

This is 'the' week in my marathon training plan.  Yesterday I ran five miles, I just put in ten on the treadmill at the gym, and I'll do another five tomorrow.  And then, oh and then, it's the big 2-0 on Saturday.  That's right, twenty miles.  The long run that's the longest distance until actual race day.  Once I get through that, it's a tapering traipse to the starting line.  I'm trying not to psyche myself out about it, though, because it's only two miles more than I did the other week, so it's really just a matter of time.  I know I'll get it done, I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Unlike running, where you can only ever take one step at a time, in knitting you can be working on several things at the same time.  Okay, so you probably still can't physically knit more than one stitch at a time, but you don't do half a run, start another, then hop back onto the first trail again.  Whereas this week I did a little jumping around between projects.

My Fruit Loopy Shawl is tantalizingly close to completion.  I just have one more section of gussets before I finish up.  I would probably have cast it off by now if I hadn't decided to cast something else on over the weekend.  It was a super-quick knit, so I actually just have to add buttons and some i-cords.  I'm hoping that I might get that done in time for Friday, so I'll optimistically save it for a possible FO post and keep you in suspense.

Part of the reason I started a whole new project was because I just wanted to be doing something other than the gussets that I feel like I've been making for so long now.  And that something wasn't seaming my cardigan.  I know, I'm so picky.  The other reason is that I've joined another swap.  This one has a longer timeframe and will involve several handmades.  And I always feel a little antsy about a swap until I have at least one concrete idea.  So I was perusing my spoilee's favorite patterns and found one that intrigued me.  Once the idea was there, I had to search my stash for a yarn to try it out.  And to further build the suspense, I'm really pleased with it.

Do you ever just feel the need to cast on something new before you finish a WIP?  Or are you strictly monogamous when it comes to knitting?

More WIP Wednesday posts at Tami's Amis.


  1. I cast on willy-nilly sometimes, but others I am fairly one knitting project. Right now there are 4 things on the needles, but only 2 have any hopes of being finished anytime soon.

  2. You know me, I'm nowhere near monogamous.

    And WOW, a 20 mile run! How long do you think that will take you?