Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity
Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around…different projects for different moods? Two weeks ago, the weather was beautiful. The warm March sunshine had me thinking spring-y thoughts. I cast on with Berroco Remix for the Beatnik pattern and was merrily knitting along when the thermometer took a sharp turn downward. Suddenly, it felt like mid-winter again and I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t knit with this soft summery yarn anymore. I needed warmth…and so I cast on for something new.
There is an ebb and flow with loyalty to knitting projects. I usually have more than one thing started but focus on only one project at a time. There are times when I travel a lot and have projects that I can cast on and knit for a while without having to pay too much attention to what I’m doing. Other times, I have projects that require me to work on in a quiet room, so I tend to cast on another that I can get out and work on in a more social environment. Sometimes I just stop mid-stream and go for something else.
Knowing that the cold snap is temporary (spring will come eventually), I’m indulging myself a little. I chose a fairly quick, small(ish) project on big needles. I started knitting Knik from Norah Gaughan vol. 10 in Berroco Voyage. It’s a fairly easy project, with an interesting construction and some fun details to keep me from getting bored. I’m a week into this shrug and optimistic that I’ll be wearing it by this weekend (and for a few to come). Hopefully, the spring weather will return and I can get back to my regularly scheduled Beatnik update.
Do you struggle to stay faithful to your WIPs?