Saturday, March 31, 2007

I Thought Knitting Was Supposed to Be Relaxing

I'm on what is all too familiar to many of you knitters out there as the "must finish this before I start another" journey. I thought I'd never succumb to this feeling. I said I suffered too long under this self-imposed guilt when I was a quilter. But I realize, as many of you do, that I have too many WIPs and it is starting to eat at me. So here is my Jaywalker, the second, sitting in the corner. (Yes, that's the leg of a treadle Singer next to it.) I should be the one in the corner, because I'm the one that keeps forgetting to KFB and ends up with too few stitches but of course, it isn't discovered until 2 rows from the mistake. So tink tink tink I go, all morning, knit an inch, rip a half, knit a half inch, rip a quarter, and so on. Not to mention the kids and the dog. Why do they need breakfast? Leave me alone in my self-imposed exile of "finish one project before you start another" land. Did I mention that the Jaywalkers are a gift which is now 5 days late, for my husband for our 19th anniversary? Now anyone out there thinking of starting a pair of Jaywalkers, don't let this post deter you. It is a wonderful pattern, very easy to follow and just saucy enough to keep my interest. And did I say a relaxing knit? Usually, but not this morning. Maybe its because the whole thing start when this bad boy came to town:
Lisa Sousa sock yarn, color Pacific. Freshly dyed I'm informed (with a March 26th date on the label, coincidentally my anniversary date), and beckoning me to abandon everything and come cast-on. Never did two hyphenated words sound so elicit before...

BTW, the kids and Lola the dog did eat well, but obviously, she does need a haircut. I wonder if Portuguese Water Dog hair can be spun...

4 comments:

said...

Yes, we've all been there. I'm there constantly. But I cannot resist the call of a great sock yarn. As you may have noticed with Thelonious. lol And yes, you most likely can spin your dog's fur. Though I'm sure it wouldn't be nearly as exciting as you think. My LYS owner has people pay to have their dog fur spun from time to time. She hates it. Just think of it this way...what on earth would you make with it?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I know how you feel about the jaywalkers. I love that pattern, and have made 2 pairs....and I have another pair on the needles that I haven't touched in months....cuz I have been casting on other socks! Hope you have a great week!

Your secret pal!!

A package should be going out to you later this week...

Sarah-Hope said...

I haven't made any Jaywalkers, but they're on my list. I love the way the pattern gets striped yarn to zig and zag.

Sarah-Hope
www.whatifknits.com

Christy said...

Good luck finishing. I tried to finish a sweater for my sister (for her birthday which was two weeks ago) before starting another project...unfortunately the other project took over ;)