So Sue Me
January 24, 2013
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.
That is lovely yarn!! I am totally beguiled by grey yarn.
I have no worries that you cast on another sweater- more power to you! I don't even know how many things I have cast-on right now and that is just how I roll. I have a crazy good stash and I play with it however I like ;-) Eventually things get finished and worn, or gifted, or frogged. It's all just right.
Posted by: Trista | January 24, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Love the grey. And . . . no reason to justify whatever (and whenver!) you choose to knit. Knit what you like; like what you knit. Life is short. And that sweater is looking GOOD! XOXO
Posted by: Kym | January 24, 2013 at 05:28 AM
We always need sweaters. And, the only justification you need is that you wanted to do it;-p
Posted by: CindyCindy | January 24, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Lots of grey! You need a bright sunny project!
Posted by: Chris | January 24, 2013 at 06:07 AM
Go for it! Change it up when you need to. There are no knitting police. I also have hand and wrist pain, especially with repeated actions like acres of garter stitch. I always keep a crochet project beside my knitting one so that I can change up the motion. Tylenol Arthritis helps too.
Posted by: Patty | January 24, 2013 at 06:31 AM
Go you! That is going to be awesome, I love the color and look at the simple ribbing and stockinette. So yummmy.
Posted by: Carole | January 24, 2013 at 07:05 AM
It definitely IS okay. Whatever you're in the mood for is the right thing. I've somewhat abandoned my own two big projects to do a bunch of small stuff.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | January 24, 2013 at 07:36 AM
A woman's gotta do whatma woman's gotta do!
Posted by: Jo | January 24, 2013 at 08:17 AM
I love it. I call it startits
Posted by: Monica | January 24, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Very jealous! I'm knitting a swap project and I am soooooooo done. Looks lovely so far!
Posted by: Patty | January 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM
This time of year, you've gotta what you've gotta do!
Posted by: Cookie | January 24, 2013 at 08:51 PM
I get bored during a project and start new ones all the time. However, for some reason, I seem to think that while I'm working on my new project, somehow the old projects will have grown by several rows at the same time. I'm always lamenting that when I pick up an old project weeks later, it's not any longer. :-)
Posted by: woollyprimate | January 26, 2013 at 08:50 AM
You? YOU?? Polygamous projects?? I'm seeing things.
Posted by: Laurie | January 27, 2013 at 07:29 PM