I’ll be honest, sometimes I find the whole
online (actually, I won’t limit this to just online since this has happened to me while sitting across someone) sharing of projects a little weird. I don’t mean the actual sharing, I love looking at what you all are working on, but rather some people’s reactions to what everyone is up to. there are some people that don’t care or even notice you’ve finished something (why follow me on every social media site if you aren’t going to interact with me in any way?) and that’s fine if a little odd. then there’s the group that gets a negative reaction from all your projects. I don’t want to say “angry” because I would hate to think sewing or knitting could get someone so riled up. there seem to be two school of thoughts in this group (maybe there are more, let me know what you think!): you knit too much of a thing (or just knitting the thing at all is seen as an affront) or you knit too much in general.
so let me just come out and say it: I’m a knit addict. now, do I sit around all day knitting while eating bonbons? I wish someone would hand me some bonbons! some people seem to assume this about me and looking at this pile of knits I can kind of see why. these are all the projects I’ve finished since my last post. do you want to know what my secret is?
I knit whenever I can. that’s it. I knit in the morning while having coffee, I knit at night while watching TV, and any car or train ride involves some knitting. what else helps?
I don’t start hundreds of projects (though lately it feels like I have, more on that later), which helps in finishing what I have on the needles. but I do have more than one project on the go so I don’t get bored.
I use yarns I find dreamy, which makes even plain stockinette fly by.
I’m a pretty selfish knitter. the moment I cast on a gift my knitting comes to a halt.
and here’s the one thing I really can’t control, I’m a pretty fast knitter. not the fastest, but fast enough.
oh, I guess I should add one more thing, I knit what I love. I call them the three s’s: sweaters, shawls, and socks (man, do people get annoyed about socks). last year I ended up knitting 22 pairs of socks, which is a little insane but a lot less than other knitters out there. this year I want to knit more sweaters and shawls so my sock production has slowed a bit. I’m sure there’s something you like to knit that I won’t care to, but I promise I won’t go off on a ten minute diatribe about it (this has happened to me on multiple occasions). have any of you experienced this or is it something about me that ticks people off? wait, do I want to know the answer to this?
anyway, this is all to say I’ve knit a few things in the last month. not shown are all the swatches that have lied, random things that have jumped on the needles, and the never ending sweater. how about the next post I actually talk about my projects?