Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Knitting ADD

I think I need to give myself some knitting deadlines for personal knitting if I ever want to finish!

I am not the kind of knitter who can cast on one thing and knit it until it is done. Unless it takes a day or less I start to get a little antsy and during hours of plain stockinette start to think of what other sorts of beautiful things I can create.

Usually this results in coming up with something I am so excited about that I have to cast it on. right. then.

I set aside my current project "just for a minute" while I get the new one started. Telling myself "I'll just do a swatch to see how this looks" or "I'll just cast on so it's ready to go when I finish with this". A whole day later and I am halfway into a new project...starting to think of what I can do next!

My problem right now is I only have one custom lined up and I am still waiting on a couple of measurements before I move forward. I hate frogging, so better safe than sorry. So instead of finishing Noah's longies by today which could have been easily done I instead cast on an Arabella dress for a guest stocking I am doing in February. I have plenty of time to finish it, but knitting for 2 boys for the last year just made me want to get started right away!

So currently I am working
a surprise for a friend
Noah's grasshopper longies
an Arabella dress
and staring at some yarn for a vest just waiting to cast on.

and this is not including my works in progress I have put on hold for a while!

I *almost* cast on some socks for myself with my beautiful new yarn, but I'll have another sock custom to work on in the next week, so that will cover my need for sock knitting this week!

I feel like my knitting is the story "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie":
"If you give a knitter some yarn, she is going to want to cast on.
After knitting for a while, she is going to get bored and begin to daydream.
In all of her daydreaming, she will suddenly come up with the perfect idea!
Because this idea is just *so* perfect she has to search through her yarn to see if she has something that she can use for it.
While searching, she finds something that is just right, so she decides to knit a little bit of it just to get started.
It is such s fun project, that she knits just a little longer...until the project is half done!
Once she gets halfway through, she starts to daydream..."

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