Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fighting off the Start-itis

I've started cataloging my knitting books and magazines again so I know what patterns I have in my stash and it's just killing me - but not because it's such a daunting project, but I have re-discovered so many patterns that I'm dying to knit and that has me slipping back into my old start-itis frame of mind that I've been trying to get rid of.

Right now, I have a sock, a shrug, and an afghan on the needles, and I think that 3 projects is a good number for me. I'm almost done with the first Twilight sock and I've encountered a slight problem... I can't find the other ball of yarn to make the second one. Looks like a stash organization is going to have to happen and soon.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stuck in a slump...

Ugh - I've hit a total knitting slump. I have no motivation to finish what's on the needles and no idea what to knit next.

I'm having some issues with the Blooming Cardigan - the sleeves aren't going on well, so I'm thinking of modifying them and turning them into cap sleeves. One of the great things about crochet is that ripping back isn't difficult.

I decided to dive into my pattern books and just start working on some of those patterns I've been wanting to do, so I did start a Moderne Log Cabin blanket for DD1 - in pink, bright pink, lavender and purple. It should come out well, and it makes for good TV knitting.