Monday, April 7, 2008

Cheating

It's come to this. As if cheating on Death By Cables with the Retro Ribby Shrug weren't bad enough...now I'm cheating on the RRS with Sligo. Shameless, that's what I am. A project hussy.

The RRS is done. At least, the knitting part is done. It has a back, two fronts, and two sleeves, just waiting to be blocked and sewn together.

Usually, I'm pretty gung-ho about finishing. I don't like the sewing (if I wanted to sew, I'd, you know, sew), but I generally hop right to it once the knitting is done, because--let's face it--you can't really walk around with the individual pieces pinned to your shirt and call it a sweater. (Although some of us may have been tempted to try it.)

But even though the RRS was an exciting fling, and a very quick knit, the thrill is gone, and I'm seeing it in the harsh light of day with its curlers and its house coat, and I'm getting that wandering urge. I'm having a hard time resisting the siren's song of Sligo (so green...so green...). And Death? I've sent Death on a long vacation while I reconsider the relationship . I'm going with Bea's reasoning: "you have to look at your WIPs in relation to the season, WIPs for fall and winter 'stay' in that season, when spring comes, you start over at 0." Have you ever heard such a piece of knitterly brilliance in your life? Even the Knitting Goddess can't possibly argue with that reasoning!

17 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely! Wool cabled sweaters must have a summer vacation!! (Mine is)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Yes, you are indeed a knitting strumpet! But as a red head we'll give you a pass...and I love that seasonal knitterly logic, just brilliant!

Kristin said...

I think that might be the best blog photo ever.
Last week I heard Sally Melville talk and she said all good kntters should have at least 3 projects on the go. One that challenges your skills, one that is simple and mindless and one that makes you feel good.
You're right on track!!

melissaknits said...

I am shocked. Call out the Moral Yarn Majority!! You need an intervention!

Or more yarn. New needles. And more patterns.

sophanne said...

all projects appreciate a vacation as opposed to the bad karma rubbing off from an unhappy knitter. who can resist SLigo? Blame Chickenlips. She's the seductress.

Viktoria said...

seasonal knitter logic! I love it... of course you shouldn't worry about a wool cabled sweater this close to summer!

Olga said...

YOU are too Funnie!I love that picture! Need a poster of that about stop cheating on your WIP'S!

patrice said...

Is that why I'm just not so hot on the mitered afghan that 2 weeks ago I couldn't put down? That explains it! A little spring weather and I'm ready to break out the cotton and bright colors. By the way, you better guard that green partner-in-crime b/c I might have to stalk you for that one - just my color!
(pic is too funny!)

Kim said...

That photo is too funny! Project Hussy Busted! Bea is brilliant! Follow your fickle heart to Sligo.

Karen said...

hahaha...great picture, you hussy you!

janet said...

Love, Love, Love the drama queen shot. I am proud of you.

Sharon said...

Wow! Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words! I laughed my hiney off when I saw that.

This blog will definitely be a stop on the Stitchjones sock club tour!

Steph B said...

Love the picture! That is great. Too funny. That green really is perfect for you, by the way....I'd get busy!

Oh, and the line "I've sent Death on a long vacation while I reconsider the relationship" - brilliant! Such mind-boggling possibilities for discussion....you don't happen to have a philosophy degree, do you?

Fancy Pants said...

I have been fighting the urge to cast on yet another project while I have three on the needles as it is. Two are socks though so they don't really count, right? Or is it just sock yarn that doesn't count toward stash? At any rate, I think Bea hit the nail on the head when she said that about projects. Now to go cast on another pair of socks...

Dr. Steph said...

I love your photo! And that logic is magnifique (she says as she packs away bohus for another spring).

5elementknitr said...

Best. Picture. Ever!

punkin said...

Funny!!