The last day of our holiday at home together dawns tomorrow. The lawns are done, the house is clean, and the groceries are in. The boy was not happy to be dragged out of the house to do the grocery shopping today. “Do we HAVE to go out?” he growled, glaring at me from the comfortable depths of his bean bag. To mollify him, I promised that we would stay home tomorrow, all day, and not go out anywhere if that’s what he wanted. This is what happens when your child spends all his free time locked into after school care or in holiday programmes. Staying at home seems like the best thing since sliced bread.
The prospect of being able to grow roots into my own chair was also quite pleasing, to be honest. The past few days at home have invigorated and refreshed me, and I feel ready to face life’s challenges once again! It has also brought about a burst of Startitis!!!
In the past few days I have started:
- Eternidad – a beautiful dropped stitch cowl/scarf thing that will look great with my work wardrobe.
- The final test of a lace cowl that I designed a while ago, but never publicly released.
Then I read about Woolen Diversions’ finished vest and I remembered that I needed one too. The only vest that I love and wear every time I need something to keep the chill off has been worn to bits and is not suitable for work. I need a new work-suitable vest. A very silly idea began to brew as I sat and knitted this evening: how about a little competition with myself to see if I could knit one in a day??
I’ve had this vest queued for ages. It has always been my intention to knit it using Stansborough’s Mithril. It is a simple pattern, but it’s exactly right for what I want it for, and Mithril will make a beautiful vest. If I give myself some pressure to get it done, it will make the stocking stitch more fun. So what do you reckon folks? Can I do this in 24 hours?
If you want, follow along with me on Twitter @Kiwiyarns, where I’ll be tweeting my progress over the next 24 hours under #projectvest (you can also see my updates in the side bar of this blog).
Should I fail to complete it by 8pm tomorrow, at least I’ll have had fun trying!