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Sunday, February 26, 2006
no, 2 projects is NOT enough!

you know when you working on something that you just have to put down? well, right now i have 2 of them. a while ago i started knitting a scarf in a pretty pink/white/grey mix so that i would finally have a scarf that matches my parka. yes, i have a pink parka. with white 'fur' trim around the hood, and a polar bear and little inuit people embroidered on the front. but that's another story.
anyway, i thought it would be nice to make this scarf in berry stitch. for a while, it was ok. i mean, it wasn't terribly hard or anything, and i really liked how it looked. but i had planned on making a really long scarf, not really thinking that endless berry stitch is just not the most fun in the world. so of course i put it down and started something else.
now i'm working on the Mary Jane cardigan from KnitPicks, using the gorgeous Shadow yarn that Kim sent me. you can't see it too well in the picture, but the colour is Vineyard, an absolutely heavenly heathered eggplant. i love it. but i've been really cranky and stressy lately, and not having so much patience with the laceweight yarn and the 3mm needles. it doesn't help that i tried useing stitchmarkers for the first time and discovered that they drive me crazy. so of course i dove in marker free, and had to frog it and start again after about an inch and a half because it just didn't look right. it's going ok now, but i still wish i had something else to work on when i just don't feel like looking at little needles.
but what? that's the problem. unlike most knitters, who have years worth of projects waiting in the queue, i haven't the foggiest clue what to make next. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME!?! i've got 2 really pretty yarns that i want to make something out of, but in spite of going through all my mags and all the patterns on DROPS twice i still just can't decide. one is a single ply wool in magenta, worsted weight i guess, and the darker purple one is a mohair mix that is a light worsted? they are both so pretty, and i've been obsessing over purple shades, so seeing them just sit there is making me nutty. and to make matters worse, i even knit a swatch using both yarns together, and now i don't know if i want to knit them that way, or keep them apart. HELP!!

posted by tatjana @ 6:39 p.m.  
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