November 21, 2008


MaryIndiana requested a post on unfinished knitting projects. Some people won't start a new project until the old one is finished; others constantly start projects and move on to something more exciting before it's finished. I believe I fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.

I have knitting ADD. I wasn't always that way; I used to only do one project at a time. But in the past few years, I have needed variety. So I always have a few things going at once. I only have a couple of truly unfinished projects. I started a sweater two years ago that I know will be to small for me. I hate to rip out the entire back of the thing, but I know I can't continue it, so it has sat for two years. I also started another stuffed animal back when I was teaching knitting classes, but with no baby to get excited about, that project petered out too. I started myself a DNA scarf that is about a third finished, and I started a double knitting scarf for my mother that takes more concentration than I would like and has sat there all year. Yeah, it was supposed to be her Christmas present. And I started an Aran sweater that takes even more concentration than mom's scarf: I tried to do a row while watching TV, and I spent 45 minutes knitting and then unknitting the row. Can't talk or watch TV during that project.

OK, that probably sounds like a lot. But by knitter standards, that's not so much. I will finish the scarves and the Aran eventually. Probably the stuffed animal too. One day I will get brave enough to rip out that sweater and start it over.

But I say with pride that I do not have any mate-less socks in this house.

Posted by Sarah at November 21, 2008 09:33 AM | TrackBack

I thought you only knit one primavera!! Or did I read that wrong?

Posted by: Sis B at November 21, 2008 09:42 AM

I have one and a half Primaveras, and I was working on the second one yesterday, so I don't consider it mate-less.

Posted by: Sarah at November 21, 2008 10:34 AM

LMAO! I was dying at this post! Seriously, because it reminded me of me.

I had a bazillion knit/crochet/craft projects going, but then I forced myself to finish them all and only work on one at a time for about a year.

Then we moved and I couldn't find the stuff I was working on so I started something else. Then I couldn't find that and I started something else. So now I have three things going.

I'm also about 4 years behind putting together our photo albums...


Posted by: airforcewife at November 21, 2008 11:35 AM