Knitcrastinator, Knit fiend and Knit obsessed.
Every project for me is so close and yet ... so far.
I am wrapping up a few pieces for Andi's KAL/CAL. There are these things called buttons that I keep putting off, putting aside, shoving in a ziplock bag under the bed ... that need to be sewn on.
I finished the Baby Sophisticate, even weaved in the ends except ... I didn't sew on the buttons.
I'm about 2/3s done with my Hitchhiker. I'm trying to still love it since it requires no button. I like it with the sidewalk chalk teeth, but really? I want it to be done by the end of the month.
That leaves me with 2 other items for the KAL/CAL. I really want to finish my first pair of socks. At the very least, I need to complete ONE sock, for personal validation reasons. I am more comfortable with the little needles. But to finish even one sock means, there is a good chance that the Lacey Stole will go back into hibernation, again.
But I did finish (sans the ONE button) that secondary shrug Entrechat. (will post photo later) This project was not part of the KAL/CAL, but sometimes, I stray from the goal line like that. I know, I get crazy! And I have to say, I really enjoyed this pattern. Fun, cute, and interesting construction, just like it was pitched on the KAL/CAL favorite pattern message board (great discussion topic Andi!). I recommend no cocktails when you go to fold and join the sleeves. I might get all Andi and Kepanie crazy and try to modify this thing and make it with long sleeves. Yeah, okay probably not...
Because I must now turn my attention to hats/beanies. Knitspiring Odyssey has a knit along, goin' on too.
I know I can get some instant gratification from some hats, at least more sooner gratification than say another shawl.
I'm still in love with the Autumn Whirlpool Hat, so I printed it out and everything. Then I saw Andi's post on the Knit Along featuring her WIP Cocoon, which looks so lovely and wooing in her picture. So now I just need to decide which I cast on this week, as a reward for sewing on buttons. (This is a form of self motivation that may or may not work)
I also think this whole "Fear and Loathing of Buttons" or maybe just "Irrational Feelings About Me and Buttons" phase has brought on a change of sweater pattern scenery for me. Usually, I cling to the cardigan, like the adult cubicle security blanket it is. But no, let the crazy out. I want a pullover! I want stripes! I want to get the Madtosh out! I want "Tea with Jam and Bread"!
How are you doing with your knits? Are you knitting along? on your own? Are you feeling crazy with your Wednesday or your knitting or your knitting on Wednesday?