Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Day Late and Dollar Short

Well, I'd say I meant to cast on for my sweater project last night, but was unable to on account of my husband severely cutting his ring finger and needing to be taken to the emergency room. But that'd be a lie. Not that Hubby didn't need to go to the emergency room (he did), but rather that I had no intention of casting on last night.

The trouble is that it turns out I'm - basically - a fickle beotch when it comes to knitting. I think a fair amount of fickleness (fickleosity?) is sort of a natural side-effect of evolving into a proper Knitter, along with UFOs, WIPs and a stash. But really, this is getting out of hand.

I started out just wanting to knit a(nother) sweater, because I was high on the exhiliration of a completed cardigan for myself (Laura Chau's Amelia). I really had no idea which pattern I would choose, I just knew I wanted it to be knit from the stash.

Then I thought "Wouldn't it be nice to knit a sweater for the kids?". I have 2 children, a 5 year-old daughter and a 2-year old son, and I haven't really knit anything significant for them in a while. Great idea! But drat, I don't really have the right yarn for those kinds of projects in the stash, and I couldn't guarantee my credit card (or my marriage for that matter!) would survive a perusal of KnitPicks intact. Besides, in addition to being fickle, it turns out I'm also quite selfish, heh. Screw the kids, I wanted to knit something for myself!

So scratch that. Maybe I could get the jump on Christmas knitting? I've been meaning to knit my Dad a sweater for ages.... But the thought of knitting a sweater for a size 42-inch chest within a month left me staring off into space, making incoherent noises.

Now I'm smitten with Laura Chau's newly released Honeybee Cardigan, but don't have the yarn for it, natch. And then it hit me: The Garter Yoke Cardigan. I've had some lovely Shelridge Farms worsted in the stash for a year that I think would be awesome for this project.

Oh yes, this is the one. Or, you know, not. :)


bySarah said...

I hope your husband is ok...
I would like to say I had a good reason for not casting on the sweater I have the yarn and pattern all ready for...but I dont. I have been quilting instead. So ALL of your excuses are better. I look forward to seeing your garter yoke cardigan progress.

Holly said...

Or, you could look at your stash first. Grab the yarn that you want to wear, show us pix and we will overwhelm you with totally irrelevant suggests (grin).

Do something that makes You happy. Much easier to change your mind that way and besides, you know that you will give that sweater proper love and respect.

Michelle said...

I am so in love with both of those sweaters. I can't wait to see how yours turns out as I was considering shelridge.
Hope hubby is ok!