Yarn: Euroflax linen, Aqua, sport weight, ~1/2 skein
Pattern: Knitter's Stash, Horseshoe Lace Washcloth, page 77
With half a skein left, I talked it up to Suzanne at work one day. She is a connoisseur of handcrafts. Her craftiness lies in different directions, however. She is subtle and effective. I left the conversation having agreed to knit her one for tabletop decor. We discussed choice of pattern. I extracted the motif from Japanese Waves. Half a skein, and two aching hands later, she is done. (No more linen yarn for this knitter, despite the seductive sheen and the stitch definition.)
Typepad won't allow more text placed after the pictures are up. My soliloquy interrupts Japanese Waves.
The blogosphere is vibrating with tales of knitters' and spinners' project angst. I feel it too. After SOAR, and Rhinebeck, I am experiencing uneasy stirrings of wanting to knit and spin it ALL. NOW. It has little to do with recent stash acquisition. Somehow more powerful than startitis, disquiet rather than excitement is invading my inner fiber world. I don't know how to solve this.
I've set two goals. I am going to finish or frog everything other than socks by December 31st. I am hoping you have a short memory, because I made the same vow last year, and failed miserably. There is no sense is having unpleasant stirrings in one's soul around the activity that is supposed to provide balance and serenity. I started ONE project - Starmore's Birdfoot scarf in Hebridean Strabhann. It's been in stash for about three years. It is time.
Does anyone have any other insight or solutions for this?