No Sweat(er)

Focus, Focus

As always, I am fighting the urge to change my focus and dive into new projects. Focus can be tough while reading blogs and hanging around Ravelry.  Recently, I've been distracted by the beautiful sweaters and shawls knit by the Rainey sisters. Sally's wedding shawl looks ethereal (now I want to knit all of Boo's shawls) and Susan's sweater, Burr by Veronik Avery, with Susan's addition of contiguous sleeves, is simply inspiring. 


Even though I only watch a few forums on Ravelry my queue fills up quite quickly. Recently a Biscuit KAL was started on the Woolen Rabbit forum and it's all I can do not to cast on and join.  Also, the Woolen Rabbit Club yarn arrived and with a gorgeous skein of red worsted that Kim dubbed Clara Bow. The name fits perfectly with the charming pattern by Amy Herzog, the Fellowes Cloche.  To make matters worse, Susan posted on the Knitting as Fast as I Can forum her new cowl pattern, The City Creek Cowl (and it's free!). I'm dying to start knitting so, stash diving or yarn shopping could ensue.


While on a recent trip to a LYS I picked up a skein of Noro Silk Garden to make a tea cozy for my small, and daily used, 2 cup teapot. Knitting a cozy could be a nice diversionary tactic.

But, focus must remain on my Chocolate Quill and Autumn Leftie, as well as my sweater swatch.  I do not want my projects to become UFOs, a no-no around here.  When it comes to knitting I do as Yoda advised, "Do, or do not, there is no try".


Oh, Margene! Your knitting-brain sounds just like mine! I'm knitting away on my cardigan, and dabbling in my Leftie now and again, but there are SO many lovely ideas swarming in the knitting-queue-in-my-brain! So. Tempting.

Wise, as ever!

That's a lot of linking and patterns you've got going on there! I mostly stay out of the Ravelry forums but my friend's activity often leads to things being queued. How many leaves of your leftie are done? I'm up to 15, I think, and those rows are starting to get LONG.

You are so disciplined! I want to fall off my wagon, but know that my psychic weight will increase. I wish I had your focus.

You stay tough, Grrl. Try not to avert your eyes from the main projects. It's so easy to get distracted;-D

Everything you're "not knitting" would make a great wardrobe together. :-)
I've marked Boo's shawls so I can find them again on Ravelry. Hard to say I'll knit them all as I'm fighting tendonitis in my elbow, but when I'm better...

That's a beautiful RED. I think you need to knit more red. ;-D

I think there's something about cooler fall weather that kicks startitis into high gear.

Oh, my, those are all VERY inspiring. So beautiful!!

Oh, that red is luscious!

Oy..your brain is sounding very much like mine! So many tempting projects begging to be knit, but I am trying really really hard to stay true to the 2 projects on my needles, but there is this new sweater that Julia just designed that is really trying to make be be unfaithful. It's soooo hard, isn't it?

Oh Margene, I wish I hadn't come upon this...more distraction! :-)

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