A wonderful knit night tonight. Everyone has lovely projects on the needles, and we all had a good time ooh-ing and aah-ing. After a couple hours, I did about an inch of the Golden Poplar.
This stitch pattern is awesome, it really is. It's just that half the rows are spent slipping most of the stitches, which takes just as long as just knitting them. I calculated, and it takes a thousand stitches (knit or slipped) to make a quarter inch of this sweater. Holy mole. I am knitting both sides at once (I never figured out how to do this stitch pattern in the round), so at least I won't end up with half-shirt syndrome. I'm trying to become more of a process-knitter rather than a product-knitter, but this sure is slow! I'm craving some bulky-yarn stockinette something crazy!
I must be crazy, because today I saw a granny square blanket and was over the moon about it. It's over at purl bee, and the colors are so divine you'd faint. I was re-decorating my whole house in my mind around this crocheted blanket. But no, must resist the siren song of granny square blankets...tis a slippery slope to crocheted TP covers.