What is it about starting a big project that kick-starts the little project?
For months, Timmy has been asking for a vest. What? A man's garment without sleeves? Every knitter's dream, right? So finally, finally I cast it on, only to realize that it would fit Jackie Gleason. I rip, re-cast and get going. Then, the doorbell rings -- it's my neighbor, with her new baby, and I realize I must immediately make a gift, as the kid is already three months old. I start a little hat and in comes Timmy, with a defeated look. "You're not knitting my vest," he says.
So I'm caught -- a knit-slacker. And, if the truth is known, a multi-slacker. Timmy accused me of this recently, and he's right. For me, a day of multi-slacking involves shirking laundry duties, wheeling and dealing on Ravelry, eating potato chips and watching HGTV, with a little knitting thrown in. I have a strict rule that I'm out of my robe by lunchtime. The time flies, the kids come home from school. For them, it's all about texting, Drake and Josh and pizza snacks. Do we do this every day? No. Would we like to? Maybe.
Anyway, here's the hat. It's from LMKG, one of my favorite books of all time. It's Mission Falls 1824 Cotton in Pebble, done on size 7 dpns for Baby Katie.