two and a half hours at the doctor's office!!
then waiting in the little room...
on my own for far too long...
not even music to keep me company...
I thought they'd forgotten me!
BUT - not only did I have time to finish the gauge swatch for the cute Tie Tank from Cast On I plan to knit for myself, I was able to cast on the 113 stitches the pattern calls for and knit the first row!!
[I am very much an accessories knitter - hats, scarves, purses - and large projects scare me. I even started a felted knitting needle case a year ago and while I finally finished the knitting sometime in December I haven't yet felted it. Granted, I do plan to embellish it with funky yarns before I felt it but actually knitting that thing was so tedious! I don't think I'm a good candidate for felting. I need interesting stitches to play with to stay interested in something so big.]
I think the tank will be a good option to start with as an actual clothing piece. At least there aren't any sleeves!
The other thing that scares me a bit about knitting something so big is the cost of the yarn. This pattern calls for 14 balls of Berroco Jewel FX which at over $10 per ball could buy almost 10 tank tops ready made! Thanks to Wool Tyme's clearance centre though, I found 8 balls of Novita Cottonella at $2 per ball that fits the gauge perfectly!
I've started a new adventure!