Ta-Da! Tuesday #14

Happy Ta-Da! Tuesday Everybody!

My beautiful wife, R, and I have been running a rat race fit for a hampster the past couple of months.  We’ve run and run on this wheel but don’t feel like we are getting anywhere.  Despite the many twists and turns, our view has been the same.  Having never bought a house before, I am not sure if this is a normal feeling to have while you wait on The Others.  Those mysterious people that are supposed to be working for you on the title search and the bank paperwork…  I’m sure they’re doing something.  I don’t know what…  After pestering our realtor for things to do ( I mean, c’mon there has to be some paperwork to fill out!) we’ve been told to relax and decorate.  So here we are, spinning on our wheel and trying to fill our countdown days with work, housework, and playtime.

Usually I’m a rather monogamous (monotonous?) knitter.  I tend to work on one project at a time until it reaches completion and then I start a new one.  To be honest this is probably a result more of my own procrastination than of anything else (I mean a baby takes 9 months to make right?  Am I the only one that does 90% of the knitting the last week or two before a due date?)…  I’ve been trying to complete a commissioned work for a while now and although I’m making good progress on it, it has been a slow go.  I started right before our big move and have had to steal time away to work on it for months.

Well, this past weekend I was itching for a small project that I could finish in a short time with big results.  You know, to boost my Knitter’s self esteem…  After burrowing in the Stash, I came up for air grasping a plastic Ziploc bag containing three beautiful skeins of discontinued Mission Falls 1824 Cotton.  A quick query on Ravelry easily produced a perfect pattern for my needs — all but scoffing at the menial task I asked of it.

After that how could I not justify a quick affair with a beautiful, new and exciting project?  Besides, who had to know?

Well, here’s the result:

The pattern is called Baby Yoda Sweater, although it’s really more of a wrap/kimono than anything.  These photos were taken before the I-Cords were added and the blocking took place.  But it is a beautiful little sweater.  It’s also the first thing I’ve been able to make for the Etsy store and you can find it here.

It was a lot of fun to make and the finishing went really well.  After reading Deborah Newton’s Finishing School I’ve been putting a lot more thought into the way I might finish an item before it’s done and I have to tackle the task.  I must say it really payed off!

We’re heading home to visit with friends and family one weekend soon and I hope to meet with my first commission customer and talk a bit about what she wants in the other three item sets.

Well that’s it for now.  Please leave a comment and let me know how you are doing and what you’re working on!

Knit Happy Everyone!

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