Even though I had yet another experience of messing up, tinking back, and reknit 2 rows, Quill grows still. However, I'm still living with the realization she could take considerable time to complete (we're talking months and months), as I am no longer a fast knitter. What does a knitter do when the two projects in her knitting bag have no foreseeable end point? You know very well what happens, and even though this isn't how I usually operate (unless it is a small, short diversion), I did it anyway.
I could give you my excuses, such as, my current projects are both on size 5 needles, which seems to be causing pain in my wrist after a time. And, add that to the fact that both projects are fingering weight yarn (which means months before completion) AND (oh dear dog, dare I say it) there is the project-boredom-factor (it IS the process, but still...), and then, well, I just couldn't help myself. (I am a grown up and I take responsibility for myself, at least most of the time.)
The idea popped into my head and that was all she wrote. I couldn't shake it, the desire, the absolute awareness, a strong feeling of THIS IS OKAY!, I knew it was the right thing to do and, therefore, I cast on for another sweater. There I said it.
Didn't see that one coming did you?
Several days later, she's coming along nicely.