Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring and Starteritis

Spring is in the air, and a reasonably-young woman's thoughts turn lightly to.....

NEW KNITTING PROJECTS!!!!

For the first three months of The Year of the Stash, I made a new project every month--FINISHED and all--which is very good for the knitting psyche. April was the WIP month, in which I didn't start anything new, finished 2 WIPs, and frogged 5--definitely NOT good for the knitting psyche.

Today Dana blogged about some great hats she had made & mentioned what great portable projects they are.....

But I have SO many projects on the needles.....this one needs sleeves:

That would be portable...I can just think of it as a really ugly hat (like I haven't made plenty of THOSE before), and the yarn comes in these puffy 120-yard balls that knit up pretty quickly and I can add them to the Yarn Used tally....
Reasoning which did at least get me this far.
But it's black. Black isn't spring. Spring is......

Hm.........................

......................................Absolutely out of the question! I am NOT casting on a whole new sweater right now--there's that half finished alpaca cardigan, and the black mohair, and the poncho, and don't even get me started on all the lace on the needles....

None of which makes good Stop Light Knitting. But a hat would.....

I bet my favorite needle for hats is being used though......

Nope.

But it would have to be acrylic....I don't like working with wool in warm weather.....

Sigh......

Well, at least it will keep my mind off that yellow yarn.....for a little while......