February 2, 2010

so i have this little problem.
with monogamy.
at least when it comes knitting. (shut up you. i can hear you smirking)

if anyone is keeping count, i currently have five projects going, all of which are hundreds, maybe thousands of yards from their cast off. there’s my –

-shetland tea shawl
-noro granny blanket
-dandy neckerchief
-squirrel mittens
-michigan sweater

i realize many knitters share my problem.
and many of you have more projects on the needles than i.
however, i desperately need to complete something.
i need that high of casting something off.
this knitting sluttery cannot continue!

so of course, i cast on a girasole

(yarn is cascade 220 superwash in lichen colorway)

i am in love.


7 Responses to “monogamy?”

  1. Kevin Says:

    I think this means that you’re more interested in the process of creating than the result. It’s the making, not the possession of the product; so as you get closer to the casting-off point, you lose interest or you fear losing that feeling of being in-process.

    I get the same way. I like solving problems, and once I feel like there’s nothing left to solve, the rest is just busy work, and I get bored.

    And that will conclude my totally un-trained psycho-analysis.

    • bitchesgetstitches Says:

      stephanie pearl-mcphee (aka the yarnharlot, and one of the knitting world’s biggest celebrities) made a list of the (5?) types of knitters.

      a process knitter was one of the types i believe.

      when are you going to learn to knit?

  2. anne Says:

    I think monogamy is overrated.

  3. Yvonne Says:

    It’s so beautiful! I have the startitis also. There is no cure, I’m afraid.

  4. Deborah Rose Says:

    I WISH I had your psycological problem!!! Unfortunately, of late I have been approaching crochet the same way I do everything I really really deep down want to do. I get so scared I’m gonna be shit at it or it wont work out the way I imagine it in my mind, that I procrastinate and avoid doing it at all! Do you think there is a therapist who actually specialises in yarn related phobias and hysteria?

  5. Melissa Says:

    That’s why Ravelry created the “hibernation” category, so you can push the less active WIPS out of sight & make yourself feel better. Care to join me for no casting-on during Lent? 🙂

  6. […] and yet, i kinda did that in my last post […]

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