Thursday, March 5, 2009

Knit-Slut


So, in the past I've been kinda a project whore. I have 8 projects OTNs and wander from project to project. I'm trying to mend my meandering ways. I've set a goal for myself to actually finish the projects I'm currently working on (GASP!) and to not start a new project until I start to complete some of these other projects (EGADS!). I must admit that I am attracted to the thrill of the hunt: finding a pattern; picking out yarn for the pattern; casting on the pattern for the first time... It's been a struggle my entire knitting life to be monogamous to just one project. But on the other hand.. while it's fun and exciting to try out new patterns and yarns; to hold a project in your hands for the first time and experience the rush of endorphins... it's also lonely. Sure my friends aren't living in the fast lane of yarn shops and pattern after pattern, but they are cuddling up with one project and seeing it through to beautiful completion. Will I ever NOT be a knit slut? I don't know. A part of me WANTS to knit mates for my socks. But a part of me is saying, you know you wanna cast on that sexy little sweetheart of a sock. Look at the way that Kaffe Fassett sock yarn looks at you. There are so many projects and yarns in the sea - why just settle for one? Perhaps I'm just afraid of commitment. I could see myself with just one project.

I'm holding to my promise.. for now. And even though it doesn't make for sexy blog talk, I'm still knitting and crocheting the projects I started last year. Maybe it's time to join a 12-step: Knit-Addicts or Yarnaholics Anonymous.


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14 comments:

  1. I am *so* there with you. I *should* finish all those outstanding projects, but casting on something new... there's such a thrill there! Starting a new one feels better than finishing an ongoing one, imo...

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  2. I SO understand this. And by the way: Knitting the second sock isn't as interesting as knitting something new, something you haven't already done before ;)

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  3. lol, i so love that definition....i think we need to come up with a tshirt design and start our own support group...but in a positive way! smile

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  4. I'm exactly the opposite, I obsessively knit one project at a time and don't feel complete until I finish it. If I have to abandon a project (bad yarn sub, doesn't fit, etc.) I feel unaccomplished. Must....finish...

    Hey, I'm a Buckeye too! Grew up in Columbus. Go Bucks!

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  5. I hear there is a waiting list for the 12 step program, 2 years, 73 days and 4 hours, LOL

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  6. I don't see a problem here. I thought you sounded normal,like every other knitter I know. It's normal right, tell me I'm normal.HA!HA!
    GO BUCKS! I'm in Grove City,OH

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  7. I do the same thing! I've been told it's pure creativity. You get an idea in your head for your next project and just have to get started. You have too many ideas floating around! lol Stop being so damn creative! ;)

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  8. I too was like Donna P - till I noticed that lots of knitters on Ravelry had ZZZZ things languishing or projects 30% or 50% finished while doing something else more exciting. I've started doing it too.

    Must admit to finishing them as soon as I can though.

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  9. lol! I am SEW with you on that one! both knitting and sewing too!
    Sue

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  10. Oh, you shameless hussy! ;) I think the multiple projects thing is also referred to as "startitis".

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  11. I am with you!!! Even when I try to be monogamous, I can't. MUST CAST ON NOW!

    And I love giving book recommendations.

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  12. Oh thank goodness for your post ~ I was beginning to think that I was the only one with this little "problem" :D
    For me, it's not just knitting/crochet, it's simply crafts in general. My poor 'ole head is stuffed full of ideas, let alone the wonderful projects I come across on my blog-wandering or books I find, especially when I'm on Amazon!!
    Sharon

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  13. You say "slut" like it is a bad thing!!!

    It is snowing here in Gloucester and I am having one of those days when I just want to knock off work and go curl up with a movie and some knitting. Luckily I have a nice warm shawl to wrap up in while I work...

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