Tuesday, January 17, 2006

How much is too much?

As I sit in my office, the shawl I'm working on hastily shoved beneath my desk before the last client came in, I feel compelled to start this blog with true confessions -- I am a compulsive non-finisher. Just one day after vowing not to buy any more yarn or books until my unfinisheds are done, I bought:

6 skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky -- Chianti
Blocking pins
and a lovely book on lace knitting -- "A Gathering of Lace" by Meg Swanson

Of course, these purchases are justified by the fact that I received one skein of Burly Spun in wonderful purple and maroon tones for Christmas, so I needed to get yarn to complement the colors and knit a vest, and my oldest daughter got engaged, so a wedding shawl is in the works.

Rationalizations, pure and simple.

So here goes -- this is what's on the needles now:

1. The aforementioned shawl (did I say I was a lawyer -- who hates words like aforementioned but I swear it's in our blood)

2. Bulky Mittens from "Weekend Knitting" for future son-in-law

3. Same pattern mittens for me

4. Ivory cable scarf for twin daughter Andrea.

5. Cross country ski sock for hubby

6. Sampler shawl in lovely blue heather NatureWool

7. Kool-aid dyed sweater from Stitch-n-Bitch

8. Fuzzy pink alpaca socks

9. Cable and trinity stitch vest for me

10. Prayer shawl in Homespun

11. Coronet hat from knitty.com

I'm certain there are more that I've overlooked, as I'm in denial.

Is this normal? Is this unique to crazy women lawyers who knit?

2 comments:

lazyandrea said...

my scarf will never be done.
: (


ps. i started my own blog just so i can post on yours, is that weird?

KnittingJones said...

not weird -- just lovely! and i even bought more yarn in NYC. Help!