I decided yesterday morning that I needed to work on something other than Henry. An unwise decision, I'm sure, but one that I intend to stick by. I did 12 rows in one day (Saturday), and I just couldn't stand looking at it the following day.
So, I started a sweater with some random Bernat Natural Blends that I picked up at the local chain store. It claims to have cashmere (5 percent) and is reasonably soft, but I'm glad that I had a gift certificate when I bought it. It might not have been the most durable choice I could have made.
I'm making Red Rings (Ravelry link), because it is one of the tops that I look at every time I open up the Fall Knitscene. So far it is simple, and I didn't even bother doing a gauge swatch (I know, I'm waiting for the axe to fall too). I started it on the train to Boston to see a movie, knit during the movie and did some knitting in the evening during one of the football games. This morning I knit on it while waiting for my appointment (tooth be gone! and nitrous!).
I'm loving the change to worsted weight from all of the sock weight yarns I've been working on in the past couple of months. I feel like I'm flying along. Probably because by this time tomorrow I will be working on a sleeve. I love the idea that if I remain focused on this one project for just a short amount of time that I might have a new sweater by the weekend. Is that a good enough reason to ditch Henry for a few short days?
It probably isn't, especially considering I have about 115 rows to go. I figure it takes me between 2 and 2.5 hours to finish 5 rows, so that will be my goal tonight (but only if I get to the split for the front in Red Rings).