I don’t need to start something new. I need to finish at least one of the 5 projects already on my needles. But see, this yarn is sitting here and it’s pretty and I want to knit with it. So I am. So there.
This is Lark by Quince and Co. in Canvas. When I first saw this color, I knew it was mine. And now it is. I bought 9 skeins to begin with, thinking I would knit this
The only problem I saw with this ……. the V neck is both in front AND in back. Now I’m not 20 so the thought of wearing an open V neck in the back doesn’t appeal to me. I decided I could just knit the neckline in back straight so I wouldn’t have that V. Problem is, I’m not at all sure how to do that. And also, the sleeves are short. And I would have to wear a T-shirt under this …….. too much and also ………
Then I thought I would make Joji Locatelli’s Rhapsody in Cables
I bought 4 more skeins of Canvas. They match, no problem there. Trouble is look at that sweater! I looked at my pattern and it is 15 pages I think. It is intense. I knit to relax, not scream. I don’t think I can muster the skills to do this. I’m not doing it – at least not yet.
So now I have a quandary. I have 13 skeins of yarn with no project in mind. I decided to make this
You will notice this is a men’s sweater. Yep. Bought all that yarn for me and decided to make my son another sweater. He actually wears them. I don’t. I have worn my Old Town cardigan by Carol Sunday and I like it. I don’t wear Laurie, in fact I’ve never worn Laurie since I finished it. I have worn one I made from Malabrigo Mechita and one using The Plucky Knitter Crewbie and Lodge Fingering combined in stripes. Those are fine!
My Mechita sweater was made from the Dianne color way and it is so comfortable. I’m not sure why I don’t wear it more often. I’m going to remedy that.
I have Penguono, Outline 1 and 2 and two pairs of socks on my needles. I could sit and knit all day if I could sit all day …….. but then I’m sewing too …. I think I need one of those time management programs. Sort of an internal clock telling me to stop one thing and go onto another – WAIT I have that!!!!!!!!
Knitters call these projects WIPs. For me, that stands for Work I’m Procrastinating on. Yep. That’s my WIP.