Monday, September 1, 2008

Monogamous Knitting

So I came across a discussion thread on Ravelry about a month or so ago which dealt with monogamous knitting.  Someone was interested in knowing who only knits one project at a time.  This was extremely interesting for me to read because I had always been a monogamous knitter before.  I couldn't understand how someone could carry on more than one project at a time.  Part of the fun in knitting for me is following the pattern to a "T" and using all the suggested yarns and materials.  Well so in this sense I am the kind of person that wants to start something and become immersed in it.  That means I wouldn't even consider moving on to a new project this I had my current project completed.  There was only one problem with this.  My first project that I started since my resurgence of knitting came along was a throw.  Well when I read this it was April or so and I had been working on that throw since December.  (In fact I'm still only about half way through it)  So I had never actually completed a project yet.  I figured it was time to try something new.  I then put the throw aside and made my first hat.  It was a Norwegian Star Earflap Hat that I made for my boyfriend for our anniversary.  (see pic)  Right after that I started working on a shrug that I am planning on giving my sister for Christmas.  We right after I cast on the shrug I needed to start making my projects for the Favorite Animal Swap I'm in.  Well I have been knitting away on these projects.  Well I'm working on the last project for the swap which I started last night.  Only thing is that last night things weren't working out all that well for me and I got discouraged.  When I sat down to do some knitting tonight I just couldn't look at the project that I started last night. I didn't want to have anything to do with it tonight.  So I went back and spend a couple of hours working on my sister's shrug.  I am almost done with the first sleeve and I super excited.  Reflecting right now before I go to bed I realized that having more that one project going at a time doesn't make life more hectic or confusing, it allows for possibilities. I am now not confined to one project.  That's what would happen before I had my resurgence in knitting.  I would knit for a couple of weeks, get bored, and stop for a month or so.  But now that I have all these possibilities I am able to step away from something that gets on my nerves and move onto something that brings my spirit back up.  Anyways, that's my random thoughts of the night.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Until next time!

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