Sunday, August 9, 2009

My dilemma

Or, how do I clear up some of the WIPs before starting something new?

I am in the throes of extreme startitis. Or maybe it's just excessive lack of inspiration to finish my current projects. Of which there are many. There's my woefully neglected Ravelympics project from last summer. There's a winter vest that is waiting for some serious extension/grafting work that I'm ignoring. There's the never ending SYB. I've got an Aleita Vest fail in need of remedying before the fall so I can actually use it. And Boo's Haiku - the poor kid has watched her sister get handknits all summer with no payback. Where's the justice in that?

And yet I don't want to work on any of these. I've got a Cookie A bug, and Carroll is waiting for me to get going on Glynis in our knitalong. My recent handspun is crying out to be knit into a shawl for someone who could really use a warm hug now. And I spent one long evening last week not watching "Dollhouse" and fiddling with Ironman's colored pencils, some graph paper, and a huge pile of Palette in an attempt to come up with a good color combo for this. I'm doomed!

I think the only thing I can do is require that I finish something old before I start something new. I desperately want to knit on Glynis and Aestlight while we're back in the states next week, so I guess that means to finish two items. First up Haiku, and then...I guess the Estes vest is next easiest. It's almost done, but the thought of grafting together an entire vest's worth of cables is giving me heartburn.

Do you think it will be enough if the knitting is done? They don't have to be totally finished, do they?

Damn...

4 comments:

carrollb said...

I'm waiting for you? I thought you were waiting for me! I will finish my July Grimms socks (Seven With One Blow - get your mind out of the gutter) TONIGHT! But it doesn't make any difference to me when we start Glynis...hugs

carrollb said...

OK...totally my mistake on Glynis after 32 rows, but just a suggestion for designers...
When writing a pattern that has something unusual to be done at the end of a row (let's just say...oh...I don't know...ROW 5) how about putting the note about this unusual thing to be done (let's just say...oh...I don't know...NOT knitting the last stitch and moving the beginning-of-round marker one stitch to the right) between the instructions for the cuff and the chart of the pattern. And maybe an asterisk on the chart drawing extra attention to the something different would be helpful.
Again, totally my fault.

But I'm just sayin'...

porpoise said...

Oooooo...sorry about that. I did have to look at the chart very closely, and even then I wasn't quite sure what it all meant until I did it. I take it this means you are reknitting 32 rows of the leg?

carrollb said...

Yep. Re-knit and on repeat 7. I'm not really seeing the pattern, but I guess that's more down to my yarn choice. (I'm using my CTH Supersock in Wild Cherry. I thought it would be great for this, but, oh well.) I haven't had good luck with that lately, so I'm on the hunt for more semi-solids with a tight twist. I should probably break out the Wollmeise one of these days.

I'm soldiering on. I think Grace is joining us too! Yeah!