Thursday, June 20, 2013
Enabling, Rabbit Chases and Unloved Projects
The knitting world is filled with enablers: Folks who support your addiction and lead you off chasing rabbits when you should be staying the course.
I have a project in my basket (that for love of me, I cannot imagine WHY I wanted to do it; it will be referred to henceforth as The Unloved) that I need to finish. I am a finisher. I hate UFOs. I cannot justify the waste of a yarn purchase and pattern. I am forcing myself to continue with The Unloved.
Then, I walk into our LYS and see one of our other knitters, Lisa, has done this oh, so soft and FEEL GOOD shawl...
Next thing you know, I'm off chasing rabbits and have abandoned The Unloved for greener pastures, so to say. This is a SUPER FAST knit, a quick-fix for a Knitting Jones. I am very sad to report that this Noro Kogarashi yarn is discontinued... because it was the true REASON for my diversion. Just can't tell you how good it feels!
I added fringe in order to use almost every last inch of the two skeins I had. And, I LOVE the outcome.
For those of you interested, I made a photo of the passed-around-version-of-the-pattern from our LYS. Seems the pattern is no longer available. It was free; so, I hope they would not mind my sharing. I managed 9 repeats of the pattern before finishing with the last 8 rows (you know I love big). Mine also does not have the first and last two stitches of each even row knit (my bad).
I've been Radio Silent (blog silent) for the past few days. Lots of visiting with friends, another wedding, Father's Day, a golf tournament (one of my golf friends THANKED ME for finishing DAL, dead-ass-last, so she wouldn't have to... with friends like these... I'm just sayin'...), beginning another watercolor, the usual duties, and living life... it all takes time! ;)
I can honestly say, I have no idea how people ever get bored. I never have enough time to do ALL that I want to do. I hope you are better at managing your time. One of my friends and I did recently confess that we could get more done if we just didn't have to keep remembering what we were trying to do... OR looking for things we have "put somewhere". ;)
blessings to all ~ tanna