November 22, 2004


I’ve finished the back and the left front of the baby aran:


I should finish the other front piece today, and then there are the two sleeves, the button band, and the finishing. I’m enjoying this project, but I’m in a state of mind where what’s important is finishing, not so much the process. Partly it’s the pressure of Christmas, of course, and partly it’s the anxiety of having so many projects in waiting (that is, with yarn purchased and plans made). I really am not terribly comfortable with a big backlog.

Speaking of which, I’m still working (slowly, so slowly) on my dad’s sweater… I’m 3” away from the armholes on the back. I only work on it while I’m reading blogs, and it’s taking forever. I’d love to have it finished by Christmas so I could give it to my dad then, but I’m not sure it’ll be possible. Maybe if I finish all my other Christmas projects with a little time to spare I’ll concentrate on my dad’s sweater full-time for a while.

Posted by Aven at November 22, 2004 04:07 PM

Nice work on the cable sweater, it looks lovely!

Posted by: at November 24, 2004 02:13 PM

I cannot even believe that you typed the sentence “Maybe if I finish all my other Christmas presents with a little time to spare…”


Posted by: Stephanie at November 25, 2004 09:49 AM