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WiP :: Summer Chevron Cowl

Summer Chevron Cowl

Daaaaang.  Now that’s a lot of ends to weave in.  Admittedly, this is one of the downsides to knitting in a super cute chevron stripe pattern — with every color change comes 2 brand new ends to weave in.  Granted, at the beginning of each color section, you can knit the new tail into the work because it’s the same color as the row you’re working, which means that for half of these ends, all I’ll need to do is snip the tail.  But, for every end that comes from the end of a color section, I have a date night with a good old fashioned tapestry needle.

So, like everything else in my life, I’m breaking this down into digestible increments.  You’d be astonished to look at my daily to-do list and realize how many of those tasks are incremental jobs like “Sort 10 files from Scanned Documents folder” or “Crop and resize 3 new yarns for Online Shop” — many of which are throwbacks to projects I decided months back would be too enormous to tackle in one go, and thus they have become a tiny part of my daily routine, just little bite-size chunks that at least will get the project done slowly, rather than not at all (which is the case when I’m faced with a project that feels insurmountably time-consuming).

So here, realizing 3/4 of the way through this cowl that the weaving-in-end-times were going to be brutal, I started a new system: weave in 2 ends, then knit a row.  Then weave in 2 ends, then knit a row.  Weaving in 2 ends really takes no time at all, and with the knitted rows to look forward to, I knew I’d get caught up because of those 8-row sections eventually.

Slow and steady wins the race!!


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