Sunday, June 6, 2010
That's right, in my infinite wisdom I have cast on three different projects that each have miles of stockinette I am required to knit. Currently on the needles are Isabella, Hey Teach!, and Twirly Skirt. What makes it even worse is that in wanting to make things easier on myself (and see how well that worked out!), I adjusted two of the three projects, Isabella and Twirly Skirt, to be knit in the round so all I am doing is the knit stitch, over and over until the coming of the Apocalypse (at least that's what it feels like!). Thankfully Hey Teach! gives me a little break as it is a button front cardigan so I am knitting it flat, one row knit one purl, although admittedly I am knitting the two front pieces and back piece all as one instead of in three seperate pieces so the rows seem to go on forever!
I'd give anything for some lace work or some fiddly cables right now, even some scary colorwork would be welcome. But no, I have to perform the knit stitch, ad nauseum. Theoretically I know it will be over eventually, but first I have to cross this boring desert of knit to either finish the item or progress to a far more interesting section of the project to work on.
Why not cast on a new project that has a more interesting stitch pattern you ask? Let me present Exhibit A, the Lacy Shell that took well over 3 months to finish. That may not seem like a lot to you, but I prefer to finish things in a more acceptable period of time (by my own standards, I am not judging anyone else's productivity here!) and this one kept getting put off with other projects so I instituted the 3 project rule (and I'm sticking to this one by gawd!) of no more than three fiber projects in progress at any one time. So for now I am in the hinterlands of stockinette, but I will cross this seemingly endless expanse of desert and move onto something more interesting. Something like the Haruni shawl I have planned, doesn't seem nearly so scary now that I am bored to tears. Note to self, in the future make sure to cast on different kinds of projects, something with cables or colorwork, lace, ribbing, anything but endless row upon row of stockinette!