As planned, I cast on for New Girl last Friday. Cassy and I have been updating each other on Ravelry about our progress, but I realized I hadn’t blogged about it yet. I think I got into those weird loops where I felt like I didn’t have enough done to take blog photos, and then when I did get into it, I just wanted to keep going.
I’ve never knit a skirt before, so I’m not sure how much this construction differs from what’s normal, but basically you knit in the round for a while and then split the stitches and work back and forth for a while, leaving space for where you’ll insert the pockets. After you’ve got the pockets to the depth you want, you rejoin everything in the round and carry on. While this does interrupt the autopilot of straight stockinette in the round, it does give each section clear boundaries, which means you’re always working towards something besides just finishing.
I had a decent amount of knitting time on the weekend (though L and I spend most of Saturday curling, which was so, so much fun), but as usual, that time dropped right off on Monday. I’m a little over half way through the front panel, and if I can get that finished during the week I should be able to get a fair bit of the bottom part finished next weekend. We’ve had a few days of spring-ish weather, but it’s supposed to snow tomorrow and Saturday, so if this takes me another week it’s hardly a disaster. Up until now it’s really been too cold for me to think about wearing a skirt or dress, and since I usually end up wearing tights with dresses and skirts right into May most years, I’ll have lots of wearing time left. (This also means there’s probably time to catch up if you were on the fence about joining us!)