So perhaps you have heard the saying, close enough is only for horse shoes and hand grenades? Well, let me expand that list to include knit two, purl two ribbing. I've been doing my best to be diligently working away on my vintage sweater for the All Things Vintage knit along, so I can keep you updated on my progress. After what seemed liked endless hours of K2P2 ribbing (on size zero needles no less!) I gave my work a quick measure - 4 and 13/16 of an inch. It is supposed to be 5 inches. Close enough I say, and onto the next steps in the pattern!
I can't believe that January is pretty much over and all I have accomplished is the bottom ribbing. Two more months to go, and hopefully some much quicker progress. Though I'm not going to beat myself up too badly, because I did have to wind all of my yarn before I could begin knitting, and that did take several evenings as well.
But I must stay motivated because it is usually at this point that I give myself a pat on the back and take on several sewing projects before returning to my knitting. Even though I recently starting planning out a few maternity sewing projects (much more practical than a sweater I won't be able to wear until next fall), I am going to keep pushing forward with this project.
Any other knitters out there who easily get discouraged while knitting ribbing? How do you stay motivated to keep working on the project? For non-knitters, what are the types of things that cause your projects to be put on hold?
Live in this moment and love life!