Nov 9, 2008

I seem to have contracted starteritis again….I’m working on the Circle of Friends Baby Blanket in the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I seem to have a gift for knitting baby blankets because my knitting mojo won’t let me knit anything else. Once projects become non portable on the train – I put them down. I’m too ashamed to show how many projects I have going. I haven’t even put them all on my Ravelry project list. I tell you it’s just so easy to be swayed by all the pretty pictures you see on Ravelry. It doesnt help when you already have yarn designated for projects that seduced you in while in said yarn store you were only browsing in. Don't act like I'm the only one this happens to. *Big Sigh* The Circle of Friends Blanket is a great way for me to practice the Continental way of knitting. I was taught by a thrower so that’s how I knit. It’s weird for me to hold the yarn in my left hand and knit – but it seems to be a little faster than the English Style.

I have to confess….that is not the only project I’ve started. I started a hexagon blanket called Bobby’s Garden. However – I am using sock yarn. So if you have any left over Koigu PPM (or it’s equivalent ) that you don’t know what to do with (or don’t want it)– please feel free to send it to me. Shoot me an email chicknit@gmail.com and I will send you my address. I want to see how long it takes me to make it thru this particular afghan and will post photos as yarn arrives and becomes part of the blanket. I was inspired by The Heathen Housewife on her Mitered Sock Yarn Blanket and found the hexagons on size one needles more fun. Call me nuts – I’m sure it will take a year or more to complete this one. But the squishy warm blanket at the end is worth the time! What are y’all working on? Do you have starterisit too? Please tell me I'm not the only one with this dreaded disease...

3 comments:

beanchild said...

how weird... i have no projects on the needles and only 2 on the hook at the moment.

no wonder i've been searching like a crazy person to find something new to start. lol!

Twisted-Threads said...

I can relate. I'm eager to start a new project that's challenging, beautiful and for me. I've search many patterns and nothing grab my attention. Any idea!

J Leona said...

Yes, I'm with ya. Not only do I have this problem with knitting but with other hobbies as well. I was just cleaning the studio last night and did not know to be ashamed or proud of all the toys I have aquired in the past years from beads, yarn, metals, and glass. At least I know I will never be bored. ;0)