Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

A mom and needle craft blog

Swancho knitting

Today, if I were blogging in real time, I would be talking about knitting pretty much all day long.  And again tomorrow, and the next day, as time permits, and so on.  This is the part of the project that goes a bit slower.  On something like this, with minimal shaping, it is pretty much just back and forth, over and over.  This is the part that makes or breaks knitters, I think.  Some might find it just too tedious and boring to get through.  Some find it super relaxing and stress relieving.  I am somewhere in between,  I generally like it and find it soothing, but a lot of that depends on the yarn.  If I like handling it and the way it feels in my fingers I am happy.  If I like the look of the fabric I’m creating I am even happier.  I won’t know until the very end if I like the finished object, there is still blocking, assembling and finishing to do.  It is essential to enjoy the process; I will tell you that to finish knitting the back and front pieces of the swancho (essentially identical) took me almost two weeks.  After my blog is caught up and I am writing about a project in real time, I will have to fill in some of those days with interesting bits of other-ness.  I won’t just tell you how many inches of fabric I made, as that really is too boring.  But since I have the luxury of being able to time lapse on this project, tomorrow we can jump straight to blocking.