The Lazy Days Tunic is finally being blocked. I will assemble it.
This is a necessary statement because over the past few years there have been a couple of projects that have progressed as far as blocking before being packed away and forgotten. I want to wear this sweater, even though it is currently still too hot for that. The weather will turn. It is time not just to knit, but to finish, to unearth the ufos and finish them. Hopefully at least a few of them will be in sizes I can currently wear.
I am somewhat embarrassed that it took me 9 months to knit this sweater. Partially this was due to my own miscalculation, that I did not allow myself a comfortable knitting space. Discomfort also probably fueled my own inability to wrap my head around the instructions. As you saw from the previous post, six months ago, I struggled with the pattern, I can admit this was partly because I didn't spend enough consistent time with it. Only in the last month, knitting and re-knitting the sleeves, did I finally wrap my head around the engineering of the piece. This was not because it was difficult, but merely because I was finally spending time, allowing myself to focus.
There is a shawl pattern to match the sweater, same yarns, called Lazy Days Shawl. I purchased both and am currently knitting the shawl. The exciting news is that I now understand the thing enough that I don't need the pattern to knit the shawl. I can just sit and knit. What a joy.
You will see more as the sweater is assembled and the shawl completed.