This weekend my little, baby brother graduates from college with a degree in architectural engineering. I am very proud of him and I know this is quite an accomplishment. The problem, you ask? Well, this means I will be going to his graduation ceremony. I really do not enjoy these types of things (not to mention that his special engineer’s ceremony starts at 8AM, ick.)
I know what you are thinking, I am a knitter so I am never bored or without something to do. The problem I am facing is that my two current knitting projects are both at the point of needing to read the written/charted directions every row. As much as I think knitting in public is a good thing, it is not ok to bring along charts and multiple pattern pages to follow. I know that I will be totally distracted and I assume I will also distract others. I would consider starting something new, but I already have 2 projects going. Not to mention, the next projects I am planning are cabled cardigans for my nieces and a fair isle sweater for myself. I need to do way too much work to start either of those projects and again they would not be mindless knitting.
This brings me to a sweater that I bring out for just such an occasion.
This is the 15 yr sweater (it used to be called the 10 yr sweater.) The yarn is Fino by Alpaca with a Twist, 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk on US size 0 needles. I started this top down pullover about 5 years ago knowing it would take forever. I pull it out and knit on it for a few days when the mood strikes. I think stockinette with raglan increases every other round will be perfect for mindless knitting to keep me sane throughout the graduation waiting (did I mention we have to be there by 7:30AM at the latest if we want a seat) and the whole rest of it. It is good that I have a stash of unfinished projects to pick from when needed (shhh, it is a good thing.)
Congrats Fish Face!