Thursday, March 5, 2009

Have You Ever....

....wanted to cast on something new and been unable to decide what to cast on?

Today I have that New Project urge, and yet none of the yarn is really calling to me, and I'm not lusting after any particular pattern. I can't even narrow it down to sweater, scarf, lace, stockinette, simple, challenging--nothing. Just NEW.

I suspect it's because the January Aran--which I have been loving ever since I figured out the twisted stitch pattern--is creeping closer and closer to THE DECIDING MOMENT. When I brace myself and cut those darn steeks....or decide that I am too much of a coward to go anywhere near my knitting with sharp scissors and doom it forever to the Bin of Shame. I finished the first sleeve today, so that only leaves the second sleeve between me and The Steeks!

Are there support groups for this????

3 comments:

tinebeest said...

This is the one time where a swatch might help: practice chopping your knitting on that piece of (usually filthy lying about gauge) knitting. Not that I've ever done it- a year ago I didn't know what a steek was, except it looked like a bad spelling of steak and seemed tasty.

Suna said...

As long as that yarn's wool--I know it will be FINE. I was shocked at how well behaved my first steek was. It's going to be lovely judging from the photos so far!

I tried steeking in a cotton and ended up with a mess, though. Thankfully that's all way back in the dim mists of time!

Thanks again for the birthday wishes!

Daniele said...

I say keep going with the EZ thing, and cast on an Adult Surprise Jacket, or a PI shawl!!! You know you want to use that laceweight up!