Sitting at work, when I’d honestly rather be knitting (this is not news to anyone, especially during budget season and fiscal year-end when I might be slightly stressed), I had the epiphany that I don’t really need to learn to knit right-handed. I mean I am sure it will be a great skill to have, but am I going to master it in a week? I think not. I’ve got the whole continental feeling down, but it’s slow. And doing a giant sweater that slowly could take me a year or more.
And I want to cast on NOW!
I’ve practiced the pattern stitches, and I feel very comfortable with the pattern (except for pockets – this will be a stretch), except for reversing the raglan shaping. And I don’t want to get that far in the pattern and screw it up. Yes, I can and will put in lifelines, but still having to rip things makes me sad.
So I got the epiphany to cast on a sample tonight. Whip up an inch or so of the 100 stitch width in the pattern, and then try the raglan shaping. If it’s wonky, I haven’t ruined or been discouraged on anything. DUH. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this earlier. It’s amazing what comes to mind when you don’t want to work.
I guess I’ll put down the Sunny Baby Blanket and swatch up my new sweater. Yay!