4.16.2012

Knitting Attention Deficit Disorder

Just yesterday I wrote about starting a new project and how psyched and motivated I was.  And then it went out the window.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still excited about the circular scarf and working with that gorgeous yarn, but I just wasn’t at all pleased with the way it was turning out.  I used a ridge stitch that was ok, but working it up, decided that it was all wrong. 

This happens to me often.  I was just telling My Guy that I LOVE to create, but it needs to turn out the way I envision it, or I’m not happy.  I create mainly through knitting, and I most certainly enjoy the act of knitting (or crocheting, or painting), but I also really enjoy having a finished project.  When my project seems wonky, or misshapen, or just plain ugly, it makes me sad.  And I’m compelled to rip it out.

So, in the past 24 hours, I’ve worked on a project, ripped it out and used the same yarn to start something new.  I’ve also started a new project.  AND I’ve started working on an old project that I completely forgot about.  In 24 hours!!

RIGHT: I ripped out the few inches I had knit for the circular scarf.  I’m starting to work up a cabled fabric that I’m confident I’ll be MUCH happier with.

LEFT: I found this project laying amidst the other forgotten WIPs and was inspired to pick it up again.  It’s going to be a circular scarf - it’s a trend that I absolutely love.

BACK: I started this project using the yarn I spun from my drop spindle.  LOVE the colors.  I have in mind a little wallet or change purse for this one.

So, long story short, I’m up to my ears in projects, and I’m loving it.  I’m back, baby!

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