It’s been a while since I talked about Aidez. I’ve seen a few Ravelry friends start and finish theirs while mine languished in the knitting basket. Seeing Kelley’s, finally made me pull it out, dust it off (seriously), and reacquaint myself with all of the cable patterns. I believe she calls this #peerpressureknitting. I engage in this activity constantly.
I’m using Allyson’s directions for knitting the body in one piece up to the armholes, which I have reached. Though it seems to take a bit on each row, I know I won’t be seaming sides and that is a powerful motivator for me, as are all of the finished cables. Aren’t they beautiful? I think I’m regretting using Brava for this. It has taken so much work and maybe deserves real wool. I only chose Brava because it was on sale (which is almost like having Knit Picks pay you to take it.) and other ravelers have knit this as a weekend project. I didn’t think my inability to concentrate would drag it out and make finishing it such a Herculean effort. I guess I can always knit another in wool or a wool blend later, right?
My goal is to have it finished by Monday. Yeah, right.