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Venezia is one of my favorite yarns, but a pattern with no flow or rhythm would make the knitting process frustrating.
Big projects loom as never ending even though I enjoy the process. We think too much of the end rather than the journey.


If you want to knit another cowl, try Brooklyn Tweed's Ptarmigan. I resisted it for a long time (when friends were knitting it up) and then suddenly found myself knitting one after the other. I've knit 5 since early Dec. This is not uncommon with the pattern as shown by the evidence on Ravelry.


I suppose I ought to get around to knitting mine. In between Meret and the February Blanket (and the spinning and weaving).


I think we are all just fickle.

Caroline M

I get bored just as soon as I start thinking about the next new thing. It doesn't matter whether it's spinning, knitting or weaving - as soon as I start thinking about "next" then the shine has gone.


Love it and it's done! yay!


Hedonic adaptation - but with the good projects, the mid-project slog can also be viewed as a stable, comfortable relationship, always there when you need it, never changing. I've been working on the Artichaut shawl for >1 yr, knitting a few hours a week. I'll be sorry when it's done, even as I am impatient with rows that take 15-20 min each.


That boredom issue has been a problem on the last few projects. It has me searching for a new technique or bent to hold my interest. Double knitting?

Cheryl S.

I do have that problem with a lot of projects, though some just fly because I'm so excited to have the finished object.


Or brioche! Knock yourself out.



Well, at least it's really pretty. The real kick-in-the-head is when you slog through and complete something that doesn't even live up to expectations...
I've got a whole pile of UFO's that started with a white-hot passion and lost their heat somewhere along the way. Maplewing and Lyra are two that I can see from here as I type. Still want them, just can't make myself finish them. *sigh*

Melissa G

That's probably why I prefer to work with colorful yarns. Yes, they do require simpler patterns, but that frees me to just put my hands on autopilot (and multitask); when I do watch my knitting I can be entertained by color play. Also, I like Susanna IC's patterns because she designs with both flow and change.


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