After I finished my own editing on the Agatha pattern and sent it off to the tech editor, I was sort of at a loss as to what to do. I thought about starting a new pattern, but then I noticed that bag of yarn I bought in Scotland lurking next to my desk. I flipped through A Stitch In Time, picked out Such Flattering Puff Sleeves and cast on.
I was half way through my second row when I thought to myself, “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The sweater body is basically a giant tube (I converted it to in the round) of 2×2 ribbing. There’s no shaping in the body so it’s a whole lot of the same. I pressed on anyways and I’m glad I did. I just needed to get past the very slow first rows where it looked like I wasn’t making progress. After I had about an inch, I realized that this is a great project for me right now. It doesn’t require oodles of attention, but it’s not completely mindless like stockinette. It will be a great travel project and I just happen to be going on a trip a few days. I’m glad I gave the sweater a chance.