Startitupitis – a condition that strikes knitters and crocheters when they least expected it and results in the starting of multiple projects in a very short period of time.
I’m pretty sure I have that. I’m pretty sure there is no cure. I’m pretty sure I don’t much care.
Lets do a round up of all the stuff I’m trying to work on at the same time and see if you concur with the diagnosis.
I have the Karaoke Rainbow roving that I’m spinning.
Doesn’t that just make you say “wow”? Its very… something. I haven’t decided exactly what yet, but whatever it is and will be, its very. With that neon almost-chartreuse and the hot pink and the navy blue all next to each other, its a challenge just to get a decent picture. Watching the yarn form under my fingers is enough to make me forget about the dreary weather outside.
But it wasn’t enough to keep me from casting on a new project!
I couldn’t help myself. These two skeins of hand dye landed in my hands and I had to play with it.
This is what I traded my black and white Spliced hat for. Told ya it was a sweet deal! As soon as I had my pretty, pretty green yarn I had to run it through the ball winder. Just to play with it. You understand. Then I had to knit up a swatch. Just to see how it would work up. I’m sure you understand that too. Then I had to pull all four of Barbra Walker Treasuries off my bookself and spend hours figuring out what it should be. You understand right? You reading a yarn blog, if anyone understands me, its you.
It wants to be a stole I think. After lots of consideration and chatting with my pretty, pretty green yarn, I decided it wants to be a lacy stole that I can wear all spring.
(That link is to A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, the first in the series. There are three more treasuries and of course Amazon will very helpfully point those out because it does an excellent job sucking money out of your account.)
But I still have my Mad Tosh sock which does not want to be a sock at all. It wants to be a pair of fingerless gloves.
I can’t just put that WIP aside. Its purple and I love purple. Plus its the perfect on-the-go project. Also, my hands are chilly and I kinda need these to be done already.
You might be thinking “three projects isn’t bad”. But… yesterday I went to my LYS and bought this:
Trust me when I say that I don’t need any more knitting needles. I have plenty. I bought them anyway. I bought them (and here is the clincher) so that I have a set of needles handy in case I need to cast something on this week.
That is what tipped me off. I caught startitupitis somewhere. Don’t get too close, I think its contagious.