Thursday, November 11, 2010

Enter Entrelac

I've been pretty scattered with my projects lately. I think it's the pressure of the holidays coming up... I've put the Pirate design on hold to work on teacher gifts for my kids' teachers. With three of them in school, there are a lot of teachers! My oldest is now in middle school and she, alone, has six different teachers!

So I did some searching on Ravelry and found a pattern for a Quant, which, according to the author's notes, should take about half a day to complete. "Perfect!" I thought. "I should be able to whip out six quants in no time for the female teachers!"

Well. I must be the world's slowest knitter because it's been more than a week and I'm STILL working on the first one. :) Granted, I goofed up in the beginning of the entrelac portion (this is my first attempt at doing entrelac), and granted, I don't work on the project more than a couple of hours at a time. But still.. half a day, in my vocabulary, means it should take about 8 hours to complete. Let's say I average 2 hours of work on the thing a night/day, and I should...theoretically...have one done in less than a week.

Which leads me to believe I'm just the world's slowest knitter! I'm enjoying the project...It's not repetitious at all, so it holds one's interest. But I may have to find a different project for the remaining five female teachers...not to mention finding a project for the two males....