Not long ago I realised that the only way I was ever going to finish the goddamn Lace Panel Cardigan was if I had a deadline. I work better to deadlines set by other people, so the Ravelympics seemed like the logical way to go.
Last night, I set in the sleeves. Score 1 to me!
Tonight I plan to seam the sleeves. Arianna asked me why I hadn't just knit them in the round, like any sensible person would do. I have no answer to this, other than a misguided determination to follow the pattern though. This was clearly a ridiculous plan. I don't mind seaming, but the prospect of it does make me lazy.
I have two other cardigans that need finishing -- one being Matthew's Skinny Boy Cardigan, the other being my poor lamented Bridie -- if I can get Lace Panel done by this weekend, I'm going to move on to the next. If I can manage a hat trick, I will consider this whole Ravelympics thing a wild success.
Of course, it doesn't help that people keep adding patterns to Ravelry. Or maybe I just need to stop looking at the Pattern page...
Love Bugs are admittedly a little twee, with all those hearts, but they look like they'd be both interesting to knit and fun to wear -- plus, there's something about that colour that I adore.
The Chandelier Fingerless Gloves, on the other hand, are both delicious intricate and wonderfully practical. I could use a pair of these while out good-studenting.