I, Teaandcakes, do solemnly swear that I will complete the Navy Boyfriend Sweater and my Turquoise Cardigan before I cast on for the Hemlock Ring Blanket in the purple Kilcarra yarn.
I accept that I really, really want to do so, and that it is ok to want to. However, I must recognise that the number of almost-completed projects sitting in my knitting basket is getting ridiculous, and that some of these need to be dealt with.
The Navy Boyfriend Sweater really just needs to be cast off, have the underarms grafted closed, and be washed. This is an evening’s work, and it will be very satisfying to see. It doesn’t matter that the weather is getting warmer and there’s really no need to get it finished as it won’t get much wear for many months
, or that really it’s pretty much finished anyway so I could just cast on for the Hemlock Ring. There is only a little more to go and finishing it is better than leaving it sitting.
The Turquoise Cardigan just needs one sleeve. Knit from the top down. There’s not even any grafting, and barely any ends to weave in. One sleeve! It’s also in a tweedy yarn, so I can close my eyes and pretend that it’s the purple Kilcarra yarn that I so dearly want to work with.
Casting on for the Hemlock Ring Blanket is an excellent reward for completing two proper garments. It will be worth it.*
*Plus, I also have Cozy on the needles as my portable knitting, so it’s not like I’m lace-deprived.