At least as far as my knitting is concerned. I've moved into a new realm of my knitting life. I'm actually knitting a piece of clothing. I know, I know, I said I would never knit clothing. I should have lived by my own words, "Never say Never!" But thanks to a great new knitting buddy I'm eating my words. So as I keep saying to her it's all her fault. The day I met her she was working on the "Perfect Periwinkle Turtleneck Tube Vest" from the book "Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel" and I immediately fell in love with hers and had to make one for myself. Anyone who knows me knows I'm an impulsive knitter. I get things in my head and want to cast them on and finish them as soon as possible. And that's exactly what I did with this project. I put down everything else I was working on and cast on.
Here's what I have done after several days of knitting and frogging and re-knitting. I chose Berrco Comfort in a Denim Blue colorway. The pattern was originally knit in Cascade 220, and I couldn't for the life of me imagine knitting what I perceived as a summer tank in wool. As you can see, I shortened the neck ribbing. A most because my neck is way to short for 5 inches of ribbing. I frogged the front panel at least three times in as many days. I had major problems with the "LLI" and "RLI". And it's still not perfect, but I said what the heck. This is my first attempt at a piece of clothing, and there is no way I can get everything right the first time. I decided since I am fairly certain I'm going to knit this again. This attempt will be my model.
Here are the pics I took this past weekend. This beginning of what I will affectionately call: Ribbing Hell. But believe it or not, I'm loving this project more and more, the more I knit on it.
Wish me luck. I'd like to have this done by next week. But only time will tell.