Stitching Status: Itching to Finish

I’ve got a few projects I’m itching to finish but just don’t know if they’re a priority right now. In the evenings I’ve been working on my cotton Guthrie sweater again.
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I’m about six inches from below the underarm and I want to make this a long sleeve version this time (in case you missed my short sleeve fitted version from summer). I really do hate knitting sleeves but I want this to be a light weight long sleeve I can wear to work. My afternoon classroom is insanely hot so I’ve been avoiding wearing my long sleeve sweaters. Plus I might wear this one for holiday photos this year…we shall see.
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I’m also itching to get back to my Kangarullover because it’s green, has a massive pocket and will be such a fun layering piece as it gets colder. But it’s a pretty big project with tons of garter stitch so I can only work on it in the evenings. And I have another cardigan I started working on and put away as it got to hot, my Tamsyn, that I should finish too. I can’t find a picture of it but it’s a good striped neutral cardigan that would be great in my wardrobe. But November is coming and I’ve got a ton of little kids I want to knit some things for and a sweater vest I want to make my husband…so these things might just be put to the side until my winter break. If only I had another set of hands!

What are you working on right now?

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Stitching Status: Almost to the Top of the Mountain

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Sorry for a little radio silence, I’ve got a kitchen renovation going on right now.
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This is my kitchen right now. I’ve got workers coming in and out; plumbers, electricians, HVAC guys, project managers…people asking ME questions and wanting ME to give them money. It’s a lot right now on top of lots of work happenings and teaching too (how has this semester flown by so quickly?). Oh and did I mention my husband is travelling? Needless to say, I need my knitting to destress at the end of a long day.
Mountain High in progress
I started the Mountain High sweater 7 days ago. this was how much progress I had made by Sunday evening – not bad.
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This is my progress as of last night. I am almost ready to do the garter stitch band along the bottom. I think I am going to shorten it slightly from the pattern since I’m not as long and lean as the woman in the pictures. I don’t want this baby to be down to my knees! The goal is for it to drape around my hips, so after I finish this repeat in the pattern I will start the garter stitch repeats to get to the end of the body. Then all I will have left to tackle are sleeves!! It finally dawned on me that I should measure from my underarm to my wrist to see how long I actually am, so I can stop reading patterns and going along with directions for an 18 inch long sleeve when I’m about 14.5 inches long. And this is why I love knitting, I’m always learning something.

So what are you working on lately? Share your Ravelry project page links too!