You may remember that I started Boxy by Joji Locatelli right at the start of the year. I wrote about it in my On The Needles post, along with some other projects which I've since finished, but Boxy was never meant to be a quick knit. With nearly 400 stitches on the needles and knit in 4 ply yarn I knew it would take some time to complete, especially as I've had other things on the go at the same time.
It's been a really simple knit so far. Knit bottom up, in the round, there's a few rows of rib before changing to stocking stitch, which means knitting every row with it being in the round. It's been a great project to pick up when I haven't wanted to concentrate, and I'm now finally starting to see it grow. In fact, as the sweater is fairly cropped, I'm almost at the point where I'll divide for the armholes.
I enjoy taking my time with the projects I work on. I'm a slow knitter anyway but I see no point in rushing over the things I make, I like to enjoy the process of working on them and seeing them slowly take shape. This sweater is for Eleanor, it's a good job that she isn't in any rush for it because at the pace it's being knit she might have it just in time for next winter.
This is the only thing I've got on my needles at the moment so I think it may be time to cast on some new projects. I can't remember the last time I didn't have a pair of socks on the go so perhaps a new sock pattern will be the first thing to add to my needles.