Maybe a bit better chance than a snowball in hell but not much. I have some WIPs hanging around here that really are more UFOs but I’d like them to be WIPs. Maybe shaming myself a bit will get me to pull them out and work on them, maybe not.
The last time I mentioned the Steampunkery Socks was May 2013. That’s not too bad. They’ve been sitting on my dresser where I can keep an eye on them. There are a lot of stitches on that little needle and they are looking for an opportunity to jump off and frustrate me further. The pattern is very complex, the stitches are fiddly and it’s just a sock. I keep thinking I should be able to whip these out in a few days but truthfully I can only knit about 2 rows an hour. Discouraging to say the least. I really love the look of the completed socks and the yarn is yummy. I just have to overcome the mental part.
The Cassidy sweater is probably the furthest along of the three sweaters I’m going to discuss. It was last mentioned here in February 2013 but last worked on in May 1012. All the parts are knit. I just have to put them together and knit the button bands. I could have this done in a matter of days, maybe less if I really put my mind to it. So then why don’t I? Damned if I can tell you.
Next is the purple top down raglan that I last mentioned December 2012 though I know I worked on it at least a week or so after then. The first sleeve is nearly done. I have notes so I could knit the second one in no time. Then it just needs button bands. This has plenty of mindless stockinette left to lure me back in and I’ve been really missing having a sweater to wear on the chilly mornings. My blue sweater, my favorite blue sweater that I still miss every day, was knit with the same pattern so I know I will love it. I just have to finish it.
Finally there is White Pine. I love this pattern. I love this yarn. I want this sweater to wear, now. It was last mentioned April 2011. I don’t think there is an issue but I can’t really remember. I know I was vaguely unhappy with the way the increases were looking on the sleeves but not so much that I would drop it as cruelly as I did. I’ve only done half the body and less than half a sleeve. I could just rip out the sleeve and start again. Or maybe rip out the whole sweater and start again. Or knit the pattern with different yarn. Or use this yarn to knit a different sweater. There are so many options other than stuffing it in the bottom of a bag and tucking it into the corner.
So what should I do? What will I do? Will I finish one of these? Start something new? Sit and stagnate as I have been? I really need a push one way or the other.
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