|Ribbed Cardigan Vest pattern by Plymouth Yarn Company. (Pattern #1662)|
I started knitting this pattern in March of 2010. I thought it looked easy and was probably a great bridge for me into garments. I am about 1/3 of the way through this project and it's about 18 months after I started it. It's not a hard pattern at all, but it commits an even worse sin. It's boring. It's 100% ribbing and it's slow as snot and it's dull dull dull.
I started off strong. I got through the original ribbing section. I remember thinking the next part would feel so much faster since it is half the stitches as the first section & it's perfect sitting in front of the TV knitting. Yeah. Right.
I would force myself to work on it occasionally, but really didn't make much progress. The other problem for me with the project is the color. It's pretty, but I prefer to knit with explosions of color rather than a cloudy sky. I picked this color because I really thought a neutral was a better choice for me in terms of actually wearing something I knit. As fun as crazy Kettle died yarn is - it's kind of hard to wear it all the time in anything larger than an accessory for a fairly tame girl such as myself.
So this weekend when we went away on our camping trip I brought this as my only knitting. After many many hours of knitting I am now approaching the half way point on the project. (Not there yet - but I am getting there.) This is so painfully boring to knit. It is just awful.
I have been tempted to get rid of it. I have stuffed it in my closet for months on end and ignored it for new fun knitting. I have fears that when I do finally finish it I will have lost so much weight it will look silly. (I don't mind that thought too much. I mean seriously. Come on.) (And I don't think that is a real fear since this thing is so ribbed it could probably fit anything from a size 2 to a 22.) It wasn't until I added my WIPS to my blog page that I realized how much I had been neglecting this poor thing. So into the light you go WIP of Doom. I will finish you dang nab it. You shall not conquer me!