I’ve never been so determined to finish things before. I have a history of forgotten projects, half-finished drawings and ideas never fully formed. Knitting has taken up a rare space where I haven’t tired of it after a while. There are of course projects started and left on the needles, but the actual act of knitting has stayed. Since picking up a couple of chopsticks to test out whether I was actually capable of it in early 2013, there has barely been an evening when I haven’t taken up a little knitting.
So, finishing something is quite an achievement, and I am rather proud to say I have finally finished knitting a cardigan I started in the winter of 2013. Luckily still in time for some cold weather! It is wonderfully cosy and I was pleasantly surprised to find the sleeves and the body were the appropriate length, nothing longer or shorter than it should be.
This was most definitely an exercise in patience, as I normally pick out patterns that are fun to knit with lots of interesting techniques and cables going on, whereas this is stocking stitch all the way. The only unusual thing about it is that it’s made in one piece (minus the sleeves). This meant at the beginning I had around 180 stitches on the needle! I’ve never been so glad to start decreasing.
My next project is itching to be on the needles already, though for now I shall enjoy the uncommon feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing a project.