Thursday, March 19, 2009

fickle, fickle...

That's me. Fickle. Non-monogamous. I start something, put it down, start something else, fall passionately in love for a while, then phhft! nothing. No spark, no interest. Most of the time this happens because something else has caught my eye. A pattern that I like. I look at it for a while, match it up to some yarn that I (hopefully) already have. Photocopy the pattern and mark it up with potential modifications, sizing etc. All the while telling myself that I'm not going to actually start the knitting of it until I finish the other project. Then I think, well I'll just start it, to see if it looks as good in person as it does in my mind. And so it begins - another new project started - one I'm in love with. At least until the next one comes along.

Meet the black cardigan - I took off the front grey ruffle (Man, was it ugly!), and just need to pick up a band around the front. Sitting forlornly in a bag.FLS - still like this, but it's heavy and adding sleeves in the round is a pain, constantly flipping the whole thing around. Next time, I'm going to knit the yoke, then the sleeves first, THEN the body. Now, I'm debating taking off the black yoke and doing it all in green - It seems my math skills are crappy and I have more than enough yarn to do this. (Can you believe I make my living creating and working with statistical spreadsheets, and am one of the go-to people around the office for Excel help? Yeah, boggles my mind too.)

And my new love - the Whisper Cardigan, using my luscious Wellington Fibres laceweight mohair merino blend. Yum. This one is making me ignore all else. It's the yarn's fault. Really, it is.

5 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

I have to say I love the black cardi sans the ruffle. Definitely worth finishing a new band. But you are only a human after all, and if a project does not fulfil your needs, you might need to step out.

Carol said...

Believe me, I know exactly what youmean. in my case it's more like, Hmmm, I wonder if I should change this/that? And then I leave the project to do something else to avoid making a decsion.....

Needles said...

I absolutely understand this, and furthermore firmly believe and support the idea that this is normal healthy behaviour. Considering my history, I have no other choice.

I wonder if yarn companies could sue for willful neglect?

TracyKM said...

I'm totally the same way, although I do still work on the 'old' projects while I start new ones.
What is the Whisper Cardigan? I have some WF laceweight....

TracyKM said...

Oh, and on the FLS sleeves, you don't have to flip the whole body around. I just turn the sleeves around the opposite way....am I not thinking clearly in my tooth pain haze?