Sunday, January 07, 2007

My Evil Ways

I'm trying, so hard, to change my evil ways. Without getting to therapy-ish, I seem to have a problem completing knitting projects. I start a project, and it's not that I get bored or don't like it anymore, it's just that another project, pattern or yarn grabs my attention, or I get an idea for something cool to try, and I start that. And then yet another pops up ... and so on.

So I made myself a promise, that I would work to completion on those projects that I have started, one at a time, until they're all done. I figure it will be good for my soul.

But it's sooooooo hard! Try as I might, I can hear them calling me -- the Many Button vest from Folk Vests, already swatched, ready to be started. The Celtic sweater pattern by Alice Starmore with that lovely lavender heather yarn, all wound into "cakes" and ready for me to start knitting. A pair of red mittens -- just because!

Why, I ask, why? (This is the therapy part). Am I fickle? A project 'ho? Do I fear the let-down of finishing? Am I not Zen enough to enoy the knitting moment that's right in front of me? The answer! I want the answer!


Well, I'm still working on the Ribwarmer -- almost done with the first half. But like Jimmy Carter said so long ago, "I have lust in my heart," and must stay strong.


twig said...

You floozy! I'm almost that way. I always want to start something new, but most times I don't know what it is that I want to start.

Carrie K said...

Absolutely ditto. I'm desperately trying not to start anything new right now - I want to finish Mary Tudor and I just bought the Nygard kit for Dale of Norway - but what's on another computer screen? Yarn for a cable sweater I'm designing it my head.