I love Ravelry. I document my knitting projects on Ravelry and that is how I know I started this sweater project on November 20, 2010. It’s a striped turtleneck pullover, knit on size 1 – 2 needles (whatever gets you gauge, my friend, always) in fingering weight yarn. Because it consists completely of 4-row stripes in stockinette, it has mostly been relegated to car-ride knitting, conference knitting, and TV knitting. I decided a little while ago that It. Must. Get. Finished. To that end, I have been knitting on it exclusively since I finished a cowl on February 20th. I am working on the sleeves, both at the same time. Every time I pick it up, it looks the same:
The row counter I am using to track increases assures me that I am, in fact, accomplishing something each time I spend an hour or two relentlessly churning out stockinette stitch, stopping on occasion to untangle the insane knots that seem to form every 15 minutes regardless of whether I have turned the work or not. Someday, that increase counter assures me, someday you will knit something else. It’s hard to believe some days, as I sit and stare at the stripes. Between me and wearability lies the rest of the sleeves (sigh), the blocking (meh), the sewing up (ugh), and the collar (who knows?). I hope to hell it fits.