A few weeks ago I looked at my list of projects that I have cast on in the last *mumblety-mumble* months and found the number to be more than a bit jarring. I seem to have “knitting ADD” lately…the minute something new and pretty comes along, I am off and my lovely WIPs are left languishing. Right now, OTN, I have a collection of three fingering weight scarves…one of which has the distinction (?) of being my oldest WIP…cast on in January of last year. There is my Colour Affection, which for some reason I never really got into, and another shawlette I was super excited about (love the pattern, adore the OOAK Tanis Fiber Arts yarn) and just put it down last fall, never to resume. On and on it goes.
Shockingly, I only have two pairs of socks on needles, one of which is on 2mm needles and I think it intimidates me somewhat….again, a pattern I adored (Margaritaville by Adrienne Fong) but it has a 72-stitch cast on, ergo the small needles. (I have little-ish feet).
The second pair is a pair of No Purl Monkeys in indigodragonfly MCN Sock (since renamed to Mergoat Sock) in “Don’t You Have An Elsewhere To Be”. I cast these on last fall for the wedding of the indigodragonfly couple, Kim and Ron. (The invitation said knitting was encouraged…I HAD to bring something!) I knit the cuff and a single repeat, then put them down to knit socks for my parents for Christmas, and that, as they say, was all she wrote.
Kim and Ron are hosting their Annual Highlands Fibre Fling this coming weekend and I figured I’d resurrect them to bring as my “sit about and chat” project. I dug them out of my WIP tote yesterday morning and started them up again.
It seems my finish-itis is in better shape than I might have thought. By dinner time last night…the leg was done.
And before I went to work this morning, the heel flap was done, the heel was turned and the gussets stitches were picked up. By the end of the evening, I am hoping to have all the gusset decreases done and be on the foot.
I am suddenly glad this is the first sock so I can have a second one on needles for Saturday.
On a not unrelated note…I wonder if this is the reason why, of twelve WIPs, only two are socks.
That’s a lot of WIPs! I would get all stressed out if I had that many things going on at once. But you’ll finish those socks soon and maybe that’ll inspire you to go back to other WIPs!
Trust me…it’s stressing me out too! 😉 I am thinking of taking the Margaritaville socks and putting them on the table next to the sofa so I can do a few rounds every few days or so. Or maybe one of the scarves or shawls…
Sadly I am very specific on what I can knit in public…I have a super short attention span if I am chatting and just can’t keep up with anything that requires any attention. I am also seriously considering frogging a few things…the Colour Affection in particular. I am just not feeling it and there are lots of three colour shawls out there.