There are different types of knitters in the world. Those that have multiple projects going and those that complete one at a time. I try to be a multiple WIP-per (Works In Progress) type but just can’t do it! I’m envious of all of the multiple project people! I’m a To Do List type and need to feel that sense of accomplishment by crossing something off the list. I just struggled through a long project and was determined to finish it. I made a lovely Strathcona scarf for the first time and in my haste, misread the pattern and knit half of it before realizing my mistake only when I started the second side and they didn’t match. So, I frogged it and began again. Also, the yarn was not the easiest to work with and my needles were junky and horrible. But… I powered through and finished because I was determined to do it and just couldn’t quit! I love the way it turned out and I believe I will especially enjoy wearing it because of all the effort that went into it.
Once I finished that project I treated myself to a quick knit.. another Gap-tastic cowl that I’ve made before and can do with my eyes closed. I needed to do something easy and fast after the last project.
My latest cast-on is a new hat pattern, Drizzle by my favorite knitting podcaster, Mel Ski, and I began it last night. I am also going to try to cast on something else during this long weekend, which goes against my natural inclination but I have been asked to knit a few things for others and will try to go outside my comfort zone. Wish me luck!
PS… This is my “trying out Continental knitting method” project because there’s a lot of stockinette. Knitting in the round means all knit and no purl.