Strangely Monogamous

It really is amazing what a little kntting monogamy can accomplish! In five weeks, I have knit almost two miles of yarn – resulting in three sweaters and four pairs of mittens, plus half a baby sweater. I am pretty amazed by this.

If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know that this is not the usual for me. I like to have at least four projects on the go at a time. I need the challenging project (lace), the colorful project (stranded colorwork), the creative project (winging a design/modifying a pattern), and the watching a movie project (knit, knit, knit). And I need the freedom to flit back and forth between these projects as mood and time dictate. A few rows of lace here, a ball of boring there… This means that I usually have stretches of time where I have nothing to show for all the knitting that I do, but then rashes of finished projects, one after the other.

Right now, I have five projects on the needles – three lace, one colorwork, and one pair socks – all curtesy of  last years sudden knitting break (thank you, morning sickness). But, all of those have been neglected in favor of churning out one project at a time. It has been somewhat enlightening to focus on one project from start to finish, I have to admit it. There is something to be said for knitting one thing at a time. I get it now.

But I don’t think this is going to change anything for me. Now, where did I put that lace?

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