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I’m Dreaming of My Next Project…

Ok, why do I hear Bing Crosby crooning in my head when I say that title aloud? Nope, can’t say it. Gotta sing it. Is anyone else out there weird like I am?

The truth is that there hasn’t been much knitting going on around here lately. It’s a sad fact that I am bored, bored, bored with the hat I’ve been knitting for what I’m sure qualifies as forever by now. You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna go bind that sucker off at the end of the round I’m currently working on and call it done. I think the ribbing has gone on for long enough and I just need to make it stop before I completely lose my knitting mojo.

What’s next on my list, you might ask? I am thinking of a Tulip Baby Sweater, or perhaps an Andean Chullo hat. (I see that the kit is on backorder once again but I have mine and I do intend to use it.)

I’m also eying the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf from Interweave Knits. Truthfully this might be my very next project, except that it requires a provisional cast on and grafting, both of which scare me. I don’t know why that is. They just do. Perhaps this is why I should do this project. Something new to learn, right?

And then there is the question of sweaters. I’ve never made one for anyone other than a newborn baby, and I think I need to just do it in 2009. This is another knitting fear hurdle that I must get over. I’m trying to decide whether to make the February Lady Sweater, or this one, by Jordana Paige. I have 2,700 yards of Tess Yarns raw silk just waiting to be made into something beautiful for me.

But then there is the sad question of my brown ripple afghan. I’d better just finish the thing, don’tcha think? More than a year is just too long. I really lost my mojo with it when it ripped last May. Yes, last May. Do you suppose I can get the thing done by this May? Sigh.

Ok, so you see my conundrum. Which is why I must leave you now, to attend to that hat. Ugh. According to that last link I’ve been doing the ribbing for a whole month now. Enough already. Here I go to bind off.

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3 responses to “I’m Dreaming of My Next Project…”

  1. Daniele Avatar

    Both sweaters are lovely, and I plan on knitting them this year as well!

    OH – and I would pick the Chullo – I can’t wait to see what colors you picked out!

    Bind off!!!

    Daniele aka and plurk pal. 🙂

  2. dina Avatar

    Hi Trish

    Just wanted to say I’m weird like that, too! And I felt the same way about the scarf I brought today: it took forever to finish and I was bored bored bored with it. I finally just decided it was done even though there was a lot more precious Manos silk blend left but not enough of it to do anything else with it. (I wish fringe would be okay on that scarf.)

    I’m surprised to hear that you have knitting fears or hurdles to get over! I had the impress your were one of those fearless knitters who would do or try anything. I have the same hurdles you have: adult sweater (any sweater, really), any cast on or bind off that I’m not used to, and grafting. Oh, and I’d add fair isle and cables!

    See you next month,

  3. […] a new project for carrying along, since I finished the knitting portion of my most recent hat. A couple of posts back I mused about the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf in the current issue of Interweave Knits. So […]

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