18) …snip


I didn't time how long it took me to cut my steeks, but it was at least half an hour.


One strand at a time is definitely the way to go.

But, success!  Nothing has fallen apart, and Moor has been transformed from this rather sorry looking bag-like thing:


Into a recognisably vest-like object:


Next up: shoulder seams.  And edgings.

79) Potato-chip knitting

Moor is providing me with the most entertainment and relaxation recently.  I'm not forging ahead at super-productive knitterly rates, but I have completed the first repeat of the pattern:


…and I estimate that I will need to complete slightly more than one more repeat before I start the neck steek.  After that, it should positively *fly* along, because the neck is quite wide and deep.

Last time I was doing stranded colourwork, it was a real race against the clock to finish in time for Christmas.  In fact, I didn't quite manage it, but it was such a focused effort that I even kept a spreadsheet to track my progress against the necessary stitches-per-day for success.  I do like a challenge, particularly if other people think it's 'impossible', but this time, I get to relax and really *enjoy* it.  And I find it remarkably difficult to put down.  "Just one more row" is so compelling when each row is slightly different.  And even though I'm knitting in the round at a relatively small gauge, the rows don't seem to take all that long to complete.


The few 'rest' rows, which are only one colour, fly by.

I foresee more of these kinds of projects in my future.

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