Tuesday, January 14, 2014

16 Rows

Just the other day I read an interesting article on Why Procrastinators Procrastinate and the follow up article, How To Beat Procrastination. I really like how the author talks about how each task can be broken down into "bricks." Although I'm not a habitual procrastinator, I do find myself dragging my feet on things when I haven't figured out how to break them down into smaller chunks, or bricks.
I've been working on a new design, but I had a difficult time getting things going, which is why I have the 16 rows rule in place. Before I can do anything fun, I have to knit 16 rows of this shawl. The rule might change to 12 rows since each row is over 200 stitches.

But the design is going well. It uses Spincycle Yarns' Dyed In The Wool in the July, July! color way alongside cascade 220 fingering in mossy rock. But the shawl is designed to look good using handspun or a yarn with long color repeats like mini mochi.

I'm hoping to be done with the knitting in the next week or so. If anyone is interested in testing a shawl out, let me know. The final yardage is to be determined, but I think it will be under 500 yard/ 450 meter range.

9 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

You've certainly got the effect you want! I'm very interested to see how your shawl looks when it's finished.

Andi G said...

I am going to read that article, as there are many tasks that I procrastinate. Thank you!
Incredibly beautiful yarn. It is going to be gorgeous.

pansneedles.com said...

Those colours are so lovely together. I've been wanting to try out Spincyle's Dyed in the Wool yarns for a while, so perhaps this will be my excuse!

Maryse said...

I like your 16 rows rule! Nice shawl so far!

fern1knits said...

Those are great articles about procrastination, thanks for sharing. And I, too, am prone to procrastinating when I have a hard time breaking down a seemingly daunting task into smaller parts. The peek at your shawl is beautiful!

kathy b said...

If I could read the pattern first, I'm in the mood for a shawl knit up…..
kathy b
harpnut@gmail.com
irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com

Anita Cross said...

I don't mind testing it for you. Mostly knit samples for a designer in the UK, but am up for the challenge.
anita

anita.cross@ntlworld.com

savannahchik said...

pretty colors! and thank you for linking to the procrastination posts. i like the bricks idea. i'll be thinking about that in my life and how to get myself through some tasks i don't enjoy. thanks!

Alicia said...

Great color combo! I drag my feet on things that don't seem to be break-down-able, too. I tend to like to do things all at once but not everything can be done that way.

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