My Mum always said I had eyes bigger than my belly and this seems to be slipping over into my knitting. Though, I don’t suppose I am any different from any other knitter out there, which is what Ravelry queues are for. Right?
Trouble is I can’t shake the monogamous knitting thing, no matter how hard I try. I thought I could be clever like other knitters by knitting more than one project at once, but true to form I ended up concentrating on just one. The upside is, my Tea Leaves cardigan is finished.
And I love my Tea Leaves, it was super easy and quick to knit and it’s really warm and I really need a warm grey cardigan at the moment.
The downside is, that I have made very little progress on the other two cardigans, (well none on Manu if I’m honest, though not because I’m any less in love with the pattern) and the list of projects I want to knit grows longer by the day. Yes, I know time spent surfing Ravelry is time not knitting but that doesn’t entirely help matters. For example whilst watching Doctor Who and knitting away at Coraline I’m suddenly struck by the gorgeousness of Amy Pond’s deep red scarf, teamed beautifully with a teal coat (I have a coat in a similar style but in denim). I’m now consumed with a need to knit a scarf in deep red like Amy’s which means endless Ravelry browsing for scarf patterns and yarn ideas. So far though, an Amy Pond scarf pattern has eluded me. If I can’t find one soon I may end up making Clapotis and killing two birds with one stone. That is joining 2 Clapotis KAL’s (Richmond knitters and baaramewe) knitting something I have wanted to knit for a while and knitting a long red scarf a la Amy Pond, though, not entirely similar. So that’s four birds technically I think.
I have also had requests from two of my menfolk for handknitted socks. Yes! Though they mocked my first socks with comments about being able to buy socks cheaper, they have seen how warm and comfy my handknitted socks keep my feet and now covet warm, comfy socks for themselves. I must confess though, I am rather looking forward to knitting socks again it’s been too long since my first pair.
Ho hum… so many projects, so little time!