Finally, finally, finally, for the first time in my life, I’ve completed a knitting project! On needles! Okay, granted, it’s just a scarf using one skein of yarn, but it’s still the first time I’ve actually finished one! So I’m proud of myself!
I think part of what enabled me to finish it was the fact that it wasn’t the very basic knit stitch I was taught as a child, the garter stitch. That stitch rapidly became boring, and I was never a big fan of its aesthetic. I just don’t like the way it looks. I don’t know why, but there you go.
I still have, at last count, a billion other projects in varying stages of progress, or lack thereof. I have a very hard time staying with one project; I have to have the ability to jump around from one to another to another. It means that it takes forever for me to finish anything, but at least it stands a chance of being finished eventually. If I had to stick with only one thing until I was done, it would never get done. And the bigger the project, the more often I’m likely to bounce away from it and come back in a few months.
If that drives you crazy, imagine how I feel!!
I would love to be able to see a project through to completion without putting it down for months on end and then coming back to it. It’s like I’m genetically incapable of doing so! Honestly, the fact that I worked on Bryony’s scarf every night for two weeks (once I came back to it) is a feat of willpower. My normal MO is to come back to it, do a few rows, and I’m gone again. Only with weaving do I happily stay with it from start to finish. In fact, once I start a weaving project, I’m either with it till it’s done, without stopping, or I have to be pried away from the loom with a crowbar. Doesn’t matter which loom.
Anyway. Bryony is in love with her new scarf, and I’ve already had to take it away from her until winter, as she was determined to give herself heatstroke by wearing it all summer long. Yeah, not an option. So it’s been given its own hanger in the hall closet, and she can have it back the very second it gets cold. I’m waiting to see how long it takes before the rest of the family places their requests…