Almost Done and Almost Started

The past few weeks I have been feeling a great deal of computer-related burnout coupled with some guilt about the partially-completed crafty projects languishing in baskets and drawers.

Given that I’m a programmer and well, paid to spend my days “making computers do stuff” — my daily routine at work couldn’t change much. But my post-work routine could. Last week I decided I would spend two weeks in a “no computer turned on in the evening unless necessary for work or household” state. It’s been enjoyable, but it has also been successful. I’ve been more productive at work, I’ve been cooking at home and keeping the house a little cleaner, I’ve been getting in my workouts, I’ve watched a lot of Olympic coverage, and I have manage to knit quite a bit on two of my older sweater projects.

corset tee
corset tank top [flickr]

This was the first project I picked up to finish. I had a few more inches of the waist to complete and all of the hip shaping. I thought I ran out of yarn and didn’t have enough for sleeves, but I finally found one spare ball of the yarn left in my sweater yarn box, so I have short sleeves. I just need to attach the (100% decorative) buttons and it’s done.

Of course, one sweater done and another one on the path to completion… time to buy yarn!

lopi
Lopi for Fugl [flickr]

A box of Reynolds Lopi for Fugl (ravel it!) for DH. It will be a pullover instead of a cardigan and he wanted the colors to be more muted, so we went with a dark green heather for the main color, black heather for the white parts of the yoke, and a deep orange-red-brown for the yoke contrast. I think it will work out — he picked the pattern and the colors and I can’t wait to start it!

5 Comments so far

  1. Dawn on August 22nd, 2008

    The top is very sexy! look at that waist-whoot.

  2. Julie on August 23rd, 2008

    Both patterns look great. I’ve almost finished Rick’s sweater and am starting to ponder my next big project. I know a few small ones already. ;o)

  3. stacey on August 25th, 2008

    I refuse to turn on the computer at home unless I absolutely have to – I, like you, sit in front of one all day!!!! The corset looks so neat – can’t wait for a proper modeled FO pic!

  4. the fiber fetishist » Slow Progress on September 3rd, 2008

    [...] mentioned that I worked on two projects during the Olympics a while back. The second project was Celtic Dreams. I finished the first sleeve [...]

  5. David on September 5th, 2008

    Wow! That looks hot! I imagine that is going to look amazing on you!

    I hear you about the too much computer time. I love programming (generally) but sometimes I get way too much computer time!

    David