It took me a really, really, really long time to cast on for this project -- WAY longer than it should have! I started it when Parcheesi was ready to sew up and was, therefore, no longer a portable project. I carried it to work several times. I even brought it with me to California -- way back in October -- one of my two back-up projects (following the knitters' first rule of travel: Be Prepared). First it was one thing, then another, and I just could NOT find the time to get going -- it starts with a provision cast-on, which I don't do all that often and so need to be focused!
Once I actually started knitting, this was a fun and quick project -- very satisfying. I added two repeats, though I think one would have been sufficient. I may rip and re-do, or I may leave it as is and find a pin or something to secure it. I have more of this yarn, and even another color, and have no problem at all casting on again... and again... and again. I'm getting good at it now. And I love this yarn -- Lana Grossa Royal Tweed (discontinued, I believe) -- all the beautiful, colorful, tweedy bits!
It's early December and, as usual, all of a sudden I can think of 14 people I want to knit Christmas gifts for... even though we've mostly opted out of the crazy gift-giving stuff this year... just "little" gifts... that I might want to design and/or modify and/or personalize... oh, yeah, and "all of a sudden" there are three (at least three!) v.i.p. birthdays this month, too.
Ho, ho, ho! Rein me in!!