Monday, March 15, 2010
It's All Too Much
Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies is.
So how was your week? Knitting wise, I have done close to nothing. But that's okay.
My sister spent the weekend, and has finished her poncho, that she has ripped back and re-knit countless times, to the point that I didn't even want her mentioning it to me. The final result was amazing, after blocking, and now, she is onto a Central Park hoodie- in some Peace Fleece.
I Indian-gave some yarn, and some of it was this amazing stuff. I truly think it is one of the most under-rated yarns out there. Incredible tweeds, blooms after washing, and a great price. That is the Perestroika Pink, and I have others in the stash.
These are the sweaters I actually wear, and although I have been known to sport a Fair Isle occasionally, I am a very casual dresser, and the simpler, the better.
I took back some long discontinued Rowanspun Aran. I plan on making some top-down raglans- very plain, but perfect for under a jean jacket or a light coat.
My best knitting friend and I were having a discussion about knitting funks. This is a phenomenon I suffer from as well- and it truly does reflect the state of your life. She has made almost every shawlette out there- gifted some, kept some, and this has been going on for a few years. Trying to find a project that will grab you, and hold your interest can be tough. There are times when I can't bear to think of knitting a Fair Isle, or a sweater, and others when all I want to do is lace.
In this sense, I sometimes feel there is too much out there, too much to choose from- and our minds get boggled. There is always the allure of a new skein of yarn, a new dyer, handspun (a whole other world of delights)- but our free time is limited.
We are also influenced by what is happening in our lives- the time of year, how we are feeling. For a hard-core knitter, not having a project on the needles can be a very bad sign indeed. When knitting is a big part of your life- not working on a project can leave you feeling lost.
In other words- too much choice can be overwhelming. The advent of internet shopping has done some of us a disservice. I have gotten to the point where I cannot, cannot, look at any more.
Or it could be, Spring fever?
Kitten Chow is doing his "Jabba The Hut" pose- someone needs to cut down on the kibbles.
Posted by Lorraine at 10:52 AM