A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 4, 2005

Reunited (and It Feels So Good)

Molly hosted a "reunion" party last night. As she put it,

"You know you've got one; a project that for eons has been half-finished at the bottom of a closet, stuffed under the couch, or in the back of the drawer. Well, February is for finishing, so let's get started! I'm hosting a little evening to be reunited with your knitting of old, be it three months or three years. Hopefully with mutual support we can make some progress on those "time out" projects. I suppose if you really have no neglected projects you can still come, but there will be no gloating."

I brought Sam and Mon Petit Chou. By coincidence Kate emailed me some Mon Petit Chou corrections yesterday morning. Kismet! The first thing I did was rip out the fronts of Sam. I didn't have the right needles with me to get started on that one right away. I pulled out Mon Petit Chou and worked on the back of the hipsters for a while but kept stalling out still in the same spot. I put them aside. When I got home I double-checked the corrections. I ripped out and reknit the same row several times over. I gave up and went to bed. This morning I emailed Kate saying that I was still stuck. She wrote right back asking how many stitches I had at this point. I ripped out the row and knit it again to get an accurate count. The damn thing worked! Why did it suddenly work when it didn't the last six times? No clue. But it worked and now I can move forward on it.

This leaves me with a huge problem. I now have seven current WIPs. I moved the Psychedelic Squares Afghan to the Back Burner section. But it's still so much I feel paralyzed by it all. I've been really good lately about not letting myself get into this situation. The only thing that has any deadline is the Birch Leaf socks for Sockapalooza. So they need to stay a priority. They're in my purse and I work on them a bit every day. And I love working on the Flower Basket Shawl, so I guess that will be my number two project. Do I just put the rest aside until I finish something? I'm feeling so excited ('cause I'm reunited, hey, hey) over working on Mon Petit Chou again. I don't know if I'll be able to ignore it. And Sam is just eating at me too. But my poor Backyard Leaves scarf...I love it so much. How can I abandon it? I need some serious knit therapy.