I bet you’re wondering how I’m coming along with my plan to time the knitting of my Daytripper Cardigan with a stopwatch. You’re probably particularly curious, because you did not see me working on it for one single minute for the whole week I was in Nashville.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling, or sitting in your kitchen watching Kermit cavort like a cat half his age, I cannot summon the focus to get in the groove on a colorwork yoke. So I saved it for my return home.
Thing I learned: actually knitting on something leads to fast progress.
Here’s how my Daytripper Cardigan looked at 4 hours, 54 minutes, and 58 seconds of knitting in front of the teevee at home:
My léttlopi Colors, from the inside neck outward: GOLDEN, ocean BLUE, RUST, navy blue, Ash (single-stitch dots), and Glacier Blue for the 3-stitch dashes.
After I finished the yoke, I couldn’t resist my inner Little Edie.
And here’s how it looked yesterday afternoon, at 9 hours, 21 minutes.
I’m in the straightaway, the race to the bottom—several skeins of nothing but knit stitches. Whee!
I think running the stopwatch makes me fuss a little less with the slow parts, such as threading the sleeve stitches onto waste yarn. I only re-counted them once instead of several times. Anxiety is the thief of joy, just let it go!
To the knitters out there who are knitting their Daytripper Cardigan by the glow of their phone’s stopwatch, how’s it going?