It's hard to contain.
As you can see I'm getting somewhere with it and I'm going to get it done by Monday. TRUST.
Every time I look at it as a whole though, I start twitching. It's the "hood". The word gets quotation marks because that hood is going to be decorative at best, even when I add in two inches of ribbing. I went back over the instructions, and I SWEARs it, I did follow the pattern, my precious. I do notice a few "issues" with the hood in other knitter's notes ... after the fact of course.
It doesn't matter if it's not functional.
Really, it doesn't. I'm taking a page from WoolyThyme's rabbit hole and saying "Whatever" and I'm gonna mean it too.
I think what is unsettling about this project is the closer I get to finishing the less I'm liking it. Does this ever happen to you? I'm preparing to drop this baby at the fire station if you know what I'm sayin'. This may just be the race to the finish line talking.
I just need to calm myself and keep my eye on the prize. Socks. I'm going to sock crazy town with the MSK group and trying the Personal Mystery Sock Yarn Club . I actually grabbed sock yarn out of my homemade mystery sock box that was from a Downton Abbey Mystery KAL that I failed to do, ha! I think I will try either Hermione's Everyday socks or Show-off Stranded socks. If you have an opinion on a pattern, let me know. I think I'll go back to plain stockinette after that, just to keep the momentum of socks going.
I think while I'm at it, I'll risk the wrath of the knitting world and admit, the shine for the show Downton Abbey has completely faded for me. I didn't make it through the first episode of the new season. I might try again, but I'm not feeling the need to try very hard. I still appreciate it though.
You know what I was in love with the other night on tv? Murder in the Caribbean with Ms. Marple, the newest version. Ms. Marple knits even on the turquoise edge of a beach, gotta love her, right?
What's in your pile o' knittin'? What are you enjoying watching or listening to as your needles go clickety clack? What are you feelings on Agatha Christie? Can we still be friends ;)