The Way Things Go
Don't Breathe

An Age Old Knitters Lament

There are a couple of reasons why I didn't want to cast on for either Occitan or Marin. You see, I'm easily overwhelmed and distracted by more than one project, plus at this point in time, I am not a fast knitter. The days of 12 sweaters a year are over. (I knit 11 that year but I had a good excuse for not reaching the goal.)

My production is limited and I'm not a fan of an overload of WIPs, even less a fan of UFOs waiting in the wings. However, there are times when a pattern just won't let go, the idea of knitting it, of wearing it, or of wanting it, just does not abate. One must do what one must do. And I did.


Even though there are more projects on my needles than usual, I have been knitting, a little here and there, on them all and I have not forsaken the elegant and, eminately enjoyable, Beach Glass

Three projects are more than enough, but the finish line for each is a little further away.  One must do what one must do, which means I'll just keep knitting.


I've never been one to have a lot of projects going at once. I like to have socks, a shawl, and then maybe one other thing. Too much is overwhelming and nothing gets done. Your Beach Glass is lovely.

Process, grrl. Just think process. Lovely color.

Since I had back surgery, I have found multi-tasking much harder which includes working on more than one or two projects at a are not alone. Lovely, lovely shawls!!

What Laurie said, but I completely understand the overwhelmed part. HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think there is a rule stating how many projects one is allowed -- so, do whatever you want and have fun.

"Keep on keepin' on," as someone once profoundly said. ;)

The weekend awaits! I hope yours is great.

At least Beach Glass will keep getting smaller and easier!

Not overwhelming yourself is a very good thing. :)

No matter what people think, we can only do what we can do. Lovely color and a simple enough pattern. What a nice combination.

I've hit a point where I just can't seem to start more than one or two projects at a time. I like to push through on one thing at a time, and it does stress me out to have my focus divided!

We all have our own comfort levels. Do it your way and enjoy the process.

Lovely color. I've pondered that shawl a couple of times. Sometimes I have to cast on many projects. I find it helps my ADD. :D

Oooh! I love Beach Glass, and it keeps calling to me. I keep thinking about some handspun that I think could be lovely. I just need to check yardage. Just thinking about that frightens me a bit. Still, I think it would be perfect. I also think that the diminishing rows of Beach Glass is a great idea for me right now. xo

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