Or in other words, for all you non-knitters out there,”what are you working on?” For me this is a loaded question. I love knitting (and crochet too for all you fellow hookers out there). Turning something from a ball of yarn into a cute, lacy, or practical item is uplifting and inspiring. I currently have three knitting projects on my needles just waiting for me to complete. It’s not that I don’t finish what I start, but I’ll begin one pattern then see another I really like or one of my friends or family members will have a baby and I
MUST decide to set aside what I am working on and start something new. Part of the problem is I am an admitted pattern and yarn addict. I have a Ravelry library full of items I want to make and let us not even talk about Pinterest. Pinterest and I have a love/hate relationship because, let’s face it, I will never cook, bake, build, craft, knit, crochet or sew half of the amazing pins I have managed to collect.
Also interesting to note, the only items I have ever knit for myself have been when I am pregnant. My first pair of socks with Nicolaus, a sweater with Carleigh and I am desperately trying to finish this scarf for which I have had the yarn since 2012.
Once complete. I can begin a hat and blanket for their sister. I made one for both of them so it seems only right to continue the tradition.
In addition, I need to finish a pair of gloves which were supposed to be a Christmas present for John. You can find the 1942 American Red Cross Pattern here.
Any “purls” of wisdom from seasoned knitters on ways to complete projects? And I know this problem isn’t limited to knitters. I have plenty of talented friends who hoard patterns, fat quarters and reams of fabric like they are going out of style. Oh, and Mom, I’ll finish your cable-knit cashmere purse as soon as I get the pillowcase dress you began sewing for Carleigh when she was an infant. **wink, wink**
Proverbs 31:10-13 (MSG)
A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
and enjoys knitting and sewing.