My newest knitting malady is wanting to knit everything I see anyone wearing around. Braided-cable-hat? Ooh, I bet I could knit that! I should cast on! Striped sweater hung inside-out on the coat rack hanging from the door of our office? Hmm, how is that seamed? It only looks like a sixe XXXL, I bet I could make that in, um, a few…months?
It doesn’t take too long before I’m completely overwhelmed and NEVER GOING TO KNIT A STITCH AGAIN BECAUSE I CAN’T KNIT EVERYTHING. Why can’t I afford a knitting machine (which I’m not sure I even really want in my saner times, since really, I knit because I like to knit)? Why don’t I have two extra pairs of arms so I can knit and study and eat dinner all at the same time? Why don’t I have infinite free time so I can knit everything this season now now now? (Never mind the fact that if I had a lot of free time my projects would probably stall even harder.)
I think what I really want is to finish a few projects so I can feel like I’ve gotten something done, but I’m also resisting finishing projects for some reason (possibly related to the hated WEAVING IN OF THE ENDS). Really, a half hour of work would create a finished scarf and hat. I could get so many brownie points towards ending the yarn diet!
So my goal for tonight is to work on something more finishable-in-the-short-term than the Girasole, as much as I love the Girasole. The Girasole w0n’t be finished tonight and it won’t be finished until I order more of those foam blocking pads because it is going to be way, way, way, (and did I say WAY?) too large for my current ones. So, tonight: scarf or hat. Then tomorrow I’ll take pictures for the blog if the sun cooperates. There. And I’ll wind the yarn for David’s scarf so he can stop having blue fuzz on his neck from his old one. And I’ll probably watch more of the world’s stupidest TV fantasy series and not feel guilty becuase dammit, I’m getting knitting done!
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