How Many Projects is TOOO Many?

The jittery knitter has landed with not one, not two but 4 new projects. This seems to be working for me, sort of. Are you a monogamous knitter? Why? What does that do for you? I truly have no idea how that works.

As I look around me I see:

A shawl I am re-purposing into a new shawl. I loved knitting the first shawl last summer but I just don’t wear it (probably because I never sewed the ends in, duh) so I decided since I really like the colours, to knit a second shawl. More triangles because I am obsessed.20200426_102540

I was knitting a plain toe-up sock and saw a photo on instagram of the Coriolis sock by Cat Bordhi. I have the New Pathways for Sock Knitters book so that’s what I’m going to knit. I just happened to be at the exact spot to jump right in. A good sign? I love the swirling pattern it’s going to make.20200426_102650

I’ve started my All You Need scarf pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier which I’m going to make into a blanket. Three letters done, almost. They are fun to see form up. I don’t know whether to make two sets of letters or just one for a blanket.What do you think?20200426_102929

I knit half a sleeve of the Nurtured pattern and … not working for me. The pattern is lovely but the wool I’m using is too thick and the slip stitch pattern ends up very stiff. It would be lovely in a thinner worsted yarn. For another time perhaps. The wool I have is the perfect colour, dark emerald green, so after looking around I decided to knit the Carbeth by Kate Davies. Oh my, the wool is loving this. It’s soft and easy and I just love knitting round and round.20200426_102831

The second Build a Bigger V is unfortunately stalled right at the finish line. All these new projects have pushed it to be back of the queue (which may be one of the reasons this startitis is going on). I’m feeling very guilty so that’s on my schedule for next week. Get it done (not my best thing, LOL). All I have to do is sew in ends, work the neckband and then find some buttons and sew them on with as little bloodshed as possible. I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.

How about you? One project or many? Where are you on the spectrum?


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Author: debgemmellmods

I'm a Knitter. The capital K means every day, everywhere. I'm co-owner of Cabin Fever with my sister Lyn. We have published over 100 patterns and 11 books. I'm also working on a new set of patterns for Any Gauge knitting. Dive into your stash and cast on for a Top Down sweater that fits, or an accessory to use up those odd balls of yarn.

6 thoughts on “How Many Projects is TOOO Many?”

  1. Hi Deb, I too have a severe case of startitis. I’m afraid to count up the number of wips languishing in the basket. I finally frogged a sweater (back and part of a front knit) because it just wasn’t working for me. I love the yarn and I’d liked the pattern when I first bought it but … so once frogged I immediately went to Ravelry to look for a pattern. If started it would make the third sweater in progress. One needs sleeves and it’s finished. Another is about 25% done. Must resist starting the third. Peggy

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  2. It must be that ancient “planting” season that runs through our blood because I have it too. That ‘itch’ has made me work on two different socks, a ‘Pabaigh’ – yeah Kate Davies AND a top down cardi from ‘Basic Plus Cardigan’.

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