As I sat down to read the other day I noticed that my lower back isn’t well protected of the cold. That indicates two things, first I should pay more attention to my posture (bad posture uncovers the lower back) and second I need a garment that keeps my back warm. Then I realized that I don’t have vests (except the one that is lace, but that one won’t solve my problem) and that tying sweaters / pullovers around my waist isn’t the right thing to do (I do that a lot, especially when studying because after an hour or two I unknowingly bend over and uncover my lower back). I have no idea why haven’t I knitted a vest before, it’s just as fun as knitting a sweater but without the boring sleeve-knitting. The question is, with so many things on my needles do I need one more wip? I’m afraid it’s too late to pose that question, since I already managed to buy the yarn…
I wasn’t planning to buy a yarn like this, I imagined a bulky blueish yarn but when I saw how enormously big this skein is and that fusia color, I couldn’t resist. And the fact the buying yarn is the only knitting related thing I had time to do this week wasn’t helping me to resist. There’s something irresistible in huge skeins:
I’m thinking about doing a provisional cast on at the waistline and knitting first the upper part, than making the rest and possibly using up all the yarn. Maybe I will insert short rows to make the back longer than the front.
I barely have done any knitting this week, worked a bit on the second Chilly podster but realized that I’m making two left mitts and have to rip back several rounds. At that point I could only take a deep breath and put it away to be fixed later. I’m normally patient, but this week was just too hectic and I decided to believe that this was a sign to concentrate more on my studies instead of knitting (even through I prefer knitting).