I am now nearly done with the hood, which just leaves the sleeves. I'm definitely making progress. But here's the thing: The WHOLE piece - I mean every-single-loop - is in garter stitch. If don't know anything about knitting, this means that every single loop is done the same way, knit after knit after knit. Some people might find that relaxing - I find it insanely boring. It's why I modify patterns to add cables, at least stitch in satin stitch so every other row I can purl! I think it's also why I'm so fond of cross-stitch. It takes a lot of thought, pattern following, changing of colors, etc.
So back to the monotonous sweater.
I knew when I started it that it was going to boring. I even considered changing the pattern to be satin stitch instead, but in the end I loved the look of the sweater as is. I fell in love to be exact. So I left the pattern alone.
Now, being almost finished with the hood, you will find on my daily to-do list: Knit 2 Rows.
It's a very simple instruction. And little by little this sweater will come together.
Row, by row, by row.