Knitting Thelma has been an exercise in patience! For all the time I spend on her, she should be my best friend. Don't get me wrong. I love this pattern because it's the ultimate summer knitting project. You can do it blind-folded on the beach since it's all garter stitch and there's no shaping. And I love Mixer. It's a fun, fun yarn to knit with. However, I'm going to tell you right up front that it is a time-consuming knit. I think that's because of the variation in textures. Even in garter stitch, it's hard to get any momentum going.
Now, before I owned a yarn shop, this would have been a perfect project for me. But I'm not a leisure knitter anymore. I'm always cranking out samples and one season ahead in terms of projects. So if I spend more than a few nights on a project, it seems as if it's taking me forever to knit. It looks like I started this April 5th! Being the fast knitter that I am, over 3 weeks is an eternity for me. But the end is in sight and I totally believe that this design is going to be well worth the time. And by god, I am going to finish this before I launch into the Fall projects I've been dying to knit!