When to say when …

I seem to be on about a two week rotation right now with knitting and embroidery. I binge on one so severely that, after about two weeks, I desperately need a break from it. Which of course makes me go crazy for the other and I end up starting a million new projects at once.

Which is exactly what I’ve been doing for the last few days. The G on my Sajou sampler had me stumped so a break seemed sensible. I like to let these things roll around in my head a bit before I decide what to do. So I started the Umaro blanket (pattern by Brooklyn Tweed, see it on Ravelry) and have made some decent progress already.

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And then the Terra shawl, also by Brooklyn Tweed. (He’s amazing.)

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I blame this one on my awesome friend Holly, because she was knitting a Terra so beautiful and squishy, I just couldn’t resist.

Then I spied a delicious Big Herringbone Cowl on Instagram, knitted by the also awesome Jaclyn, and had to cast on for that too.

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Oy vey, have I no self-control?!?! But in my defence, all of these new projects are using up stash yarn, which is always nice. On the other hand, there’s a good chance I’m going to run into yardage issues on all of them, which could mean trying to hunt down and buy more. Not really in the spirit of stashbusting.

In any case, I think it might officially be time to say when. These WIPs are in serious danger of getting out of control. And I’m not even counting the cardigan I’m meant to be knitting for my brother, or the socks that don’t ever seem to grow, or the new designs I’m going to start messing with this week. I’m pretty sure my project basket is at its maximum capacity.

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And you know what? I’m already starting to feel itchy for the Sajou sampler again. Oh boy.

2 Comments on When to say when …

  1. Scrapiana
    February 21, 2012 at 08:49 (6 years ago)

    The colour and texture of your herringbone item is really beautiful. I vote that you keep going with that!

    Reply
    • julie
      February 23, 2012 at 17:20 (6 years ago)

      Thank you! I am indeed continuing with that project – in fact, it’s such a quick one, I’ve already knitted through 2/3 of my yarn. You gotta love 12mm needles? :)

      Reply

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