Rotating WIPs

Some days I’m pretty sure I’m a little crazy. Other days I know I am. Over the long Thankgiving weekend between cooking, serving, eating and cleaning up I was knitting and watching Netflix, a knitters best friend. I tried different ways of dividing my time: watch an episode of “The Killing”(44 episodes in total- I’ve gone to heaven! I haven’t watched them all, yet.) while knitting Milo* and then when the next episode starts switch to the Sweet Summer Shawl. This didn’t work very well. I like to stop on a specific row of each pattern so I know what I face when I pick it back up (crazy!). Next I tried just knitting a repeat of the rows. It was too much time on one project and not enough time on the other since one has an 8 row repeat and the other a 20 (crazier!). Finally I decided to just set the stop watch on my phone and knit for about 3 hours on each stopping at the end of the repeat (craziest!!). This worked beautifully. I feel like I spent plenty of time on each project and got a visible amount done. I’m pleased even if I did have to expose my brand of crazy. 

*There was an incident with Milo that required ripping back the whole thing and starting again. There was cursing. I’ll spare you the details. 

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7 Responses to Rotating WIPs

  1. salpal1 says:

    That sounds like a great weekend! Glad you found a way that works for you!

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  2. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun working out the best (craziest?) way to work on all your WIPs. In the process, it looks like you’ve made great progress!

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    I’ve never had two knitting projects going at once…hmmm…maybe I’ll try just a pinch of your brand of crazy by starting my mitten project this week. If I can handle the mittens maybe I can start a very plain cardigan while finishing the Skaugum sweater. Maybe. 🙂

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  4. Stefanie says:

    How do you like this Milo pattern? I really like this color you’ve chosen. I use an iPhone app called Stitch Counter; it’s free and helps me keep track of rounds and repeats well.

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  5. ellen says:

    I’m excited to see your comment above regarding the Milo pattern. I was going to ask the same. I’ve been eyeing it or a while and have some friends with the girl children that could use a knit in the future …

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