Thursday, December 15, 2005

Why I wish I could spend my days knitting instead of working...

This is bad...I have found SO many projects that I want to do, instead of finding projects to use up my stash with. I really, really want to make the Peacock Feathers Shawl from Fiddlesticks Knitting. I just called up Lettuce Knit and they have the pattern...so I asked them to hold it for me. Isn't that awful? I think I have enough yarn to make it, but the question is if I want to use it for that. It's not really the nicest stuff and I have no idea how it'll drape. God...now I feel like a yarn snob. But can I just say that I love knitting lace stuff? I want to knit myself Cozy from Knitty as well....

Plus I have so many unfinished projects going right now. I still have to felt and sew up another cat toy that I made, finish that baby sweater from the class (I didn't make it to the second class, but more about that another time), then there's the wristwarmers from Stich 'n Bitch Nation, and the ever present Clapotis that is taking me FOREVER AND A DAY to knit...oh, and as always there is Kyoto still hanging around waiting for me to finish. *sigh* I suck...I need more of that 'must complete everything I start' energy....though I think the fact that I absolutely hate finishing kinda puts a damper on things.

2 comments:

Elaine said...

I started on my dress while I was doing my Blue Sky Alpaca and Silk scarf (which I did finish finally), then I started on a skirt that uses this really cool tweed stitch. Then I felt a HUGE need to pick up a crochet hook and learn how to crochet. So, I started doing snowflakes. Which really are just mini doilies, except you can say that the snowflakes are for hanging on the tree. But then I don't have a Christmas tree and probably won't get one...so, I'm turning those new-found skills into what I really wanted to do in the first place and trying to crochet a top that I found online. We'll see how that goes. You see Karen, we understand. You are not alone.

Adrienne said...

Tell me about it! Sometimes I think that my yarn is actually scolding me because I'm not knitting it up fast enough. Then I feel guilty for buying *more* when there's PLENTY in the stash already. But y'know, I think planning and anticipating projects is really the most enjoyable part of knitting for me, so why not just go with it? =)