My knitting feels like it has come to a standstill.
For the last two weeks I have been trying to knit a sweater.
I have been working on gauge swatches. I realized that yarn #1 for contrasting color will not work. I don't like how it is coming out. And it is a thinner yarn than what I'll use for the main color.
I decided to use a Noro yarn I already have on hand. I believe I own enough (one 100 gram skein) but even if I run out and need more a local yarn shop has more in that dye lot. I chose the yarn that I used to make my hat and scarf. So this sweater will have a 'faux fair isle' band of that same yarn. The bottom of the sweater will be a natural color. That means the sweater will look great with the hat and scarf.
I have done two swatches with the main color.
I just finished the gauge swatch with the new contrasting color.
I am really not enjoying this part of the process. As a consequence I have not been knitting in public. I've been reading a lot and brining books with me everywhere. I have been busy and doing a lot of appointments outside the home or else busy at home doing homeschooling lessons, cooking and cleaning. Also my husband was away for business so I was the 'single mom' living 24/7 with my kids. I have barely been watching any TV so no knitting is happening while in front of the TV.
I miss knitting. I want a project that I can just pick up and work on.
I am beginning to think that this sweater will never happen and that just to get knitting again I should go back to hats.
I'm not feeling so fulfilled as a knitter right now...