Thursday, July 22, 2010

Now. Right Now.

Once again, I can’t sleep and so I started knitting the fourth and final clue to the mystery sock.  I’m starting to think I wake up to knit the sock (the clue was released at midnight and I woke up at 2am) instead of knitting the sock as something to do when I can’t sleep.  Unlike the previous 2 sleepless nights of knitting the mystery sock, my mind is not on the sock (must be that the mystery is over) but on the other 14 projects I would like to cast on RIGHT NOW.  Thankfully none of these projects I’m dreaming about are socks so there is still hope for my sock WIP goals, but I’m itching to cast on at least 2 or 3 different sweaters and a new shawl.   

Yes, knitters, I have a bad case of startitis—although at this point I’m only showing symptoms, and since I haven’t actually cast on anything new, apparently my immunity has strengthened over the last year.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that I’ve gotten better about finishing projects, but I feel it’s having an unintended consequence—my stash is starting to get insane!  Even though I’m not starting new projects, I’m still planning and buying yarn for them.  Beautiful skeins keep arriving and are neatly tucked away patiently waiting their turn.  I have been able to resist the temptation of diving into all the pretty yarn so that I can finish a sweater and shawl for a knit-along that ends July 31.  A crazy amount of new projects will be cast on the second I finish the shawl (the sweater is pretty much done) or miss the deadline.  So when the clock hits August 1, 12:01am I’ll be whipping out new yarn.  I’m sure I’ll be awake anyway.

But I really want to cast on NOW. RIGHT NOW.


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