Yes, Marin. I stole your phrase.
The knitting is going really well. Rose has temporarily been set aside while this cardy flies off the needles. Remarkably, the pattern is from Knitters magazine, a publication usually fug filled. Yet, every rule has an exception and this is it. I had been searching for a cotton cardigan pattern to use this recycled blue yarn when Village Yarns gave us all a Knitters back issue during the TTC Knitalong. This is Vanda from Summer 2008.
Knitting this piece has got me thinking about the process/product paradigm. Usually I knit process, often choosing a pattern just for the technique or the yarn. Sometimes, I knit product, slogging through a boring pattern to get to the desired finished article. This knit has been the best of both worlds. Working the detailing has been interesting and I love this shade of blue. At the same time, it's knitting up fast enough that I see great progress, which really keeps me motivated during the stocking stitch portion. I've only the left front panel to complete now, and all the pieces are done. Soon I'll be able to start putting it all together.