Thursday, February 18, 2021

Long Slog

Right now everything feels like a long slog. We close on our house next week, so we are sorting, tossing, and packing -- never fun stuff! My union is in prolonged negotiations with the district to figure out how to reopen our schools.

And it turns out my latest sweater project is going to be a long slog, too. This is Porto.

It is a very loose-fitting pull-over knit out of a gorgeous Berroco non-wool yarn. The yarn is listed as DK, but it feels more like fingering. And the rounds get really long before you separate for the sleeves -- like more than 500 stitches! I think it will be worth it in the long run, but it's going to take a while.

My mitered-square blanket is another big project. I'm trying to figure out where to put colors for the last row. Then comes the long slog: the border!

In six to eight weeks, at least some of these issues will be resolved, for now I just have to take things a day at a time.

16 comments:

  1. Some days that is all we can do, make it through THIS day.

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  2. Moving is stressful. Hopefully your knitting will help with part of that stress.

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  3. Moving is stressful but I’m sure it’s even more so during a pandemic. Thinking of you and praying that things go smoothly at work, at home, and while knitting.

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  4. I am sorting and tossing for the next few days too, so I feel your pain.

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  5. You've got so much going on. I hope all those lovely projects can give you some time to get away from it all. Araignee

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  6. Your plate is filled up but at least it is all good things! The new sweater (blue) is gorgeous!!! The sorting and tossing felt good when we moved but it was the endless decisions that tired me out!

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  7. Moving is such a big enterprise!! And then you have the added stress of work and your school re-opening. Best of luck on everything. The sweater may feel like a slog, but the colors in that yarn are so pretty!

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  8. those kind of sweaters are my favorite because I am enthusiastic in the beginning then it's all down hill when you separate the sleeves.

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  9. When it's getting toward the end of February . . . and especially in Covid-times . . . it seems like EVERTHING is a total slog! Hang in there! Keep sorting and knitting and soon . . . it will be March. (Not much difference this far north, I realize. But at least hope is more easy to find in March.) XO

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  10. Right now, even though I am enjoying my projects well enough, they all feel kinda sloggy. But for me I think it's related to my state of mind, since work things are causing issues. At least I still enjoy the actual knitting, even if the projects seem to take forever!

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  11. Hope the closing goes well. The return to school negotiations are a slog for my local teacher friends too.

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  12. That sweater is definitely going to be worth the work!

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  13. No fun packing and tossing but it is necessary with a move. Good luck!

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  14. That sweater is going to be worth every minute; I love the color, too. Good luck with the move!

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  15. Hang in there. The sweater looks like it will be lovely. Those top-down sweaters always go faster once you separate the sleeves from the body. Take good care.

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  16. Deb, that sweater will be wonderful. Moving is so 24/7 on your mind and on your agenda. IT is a huge hurdle. Bank appraisals, and leave the sofa or take it, and closing issues. Breathe deep my pal. IT will all be worth it. ANd that sweater is gorgeous

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