While road tripping with my family, my Dad often used the term relentless to describe my knitting. Code for obsessive I guess. I was knitting all the time. I wouldn’t let up while in the car. I just loved all that free knitting time and didn’t want to waste it. But it is true, when I get it in my mind to work on something, I am relentless.
Last weekend I casted on for Molly Ringwald. After a day of relentless knitting, I have a front.
I really like it. Sad thing is I haven’t touched it since. I have been knitting Glee ever since I got the happy news about the yarn (yea!) and have sadly ignored Molly. This must change. I want Molly to be done. But I want to finish Glee too. And then there is Somewhat Cowl. Not to mention all the projects I haven’t started yet. It is just too much sometimes. Why aren’t there more hours in the day?
And why does there seem to be a constant stream of new and gorgeous knitting patterns? I can’t catch a break. What am I supposed to do when faced with such temptation…?
First, from the new Rowan :
Anna Socks. So elegant. I love.
Kay Jacket. Very nautical? Military? Either way, I like it.
From RYC Alpaca :
Exmoor Jacket. Simply stunning. But will it be as pretty without the horse?
From RYC Classic Style :
Belt Bag. I have seen several bloggers call out this pattern and I can see why. LOVE IT.
I am just praying there will be no other patterns that catch my fancy. You hear that? No more. I have enough inspiration. Okay?
Life is hard. At least for us relentless types.
The following 12 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
i know, i know. and then when you think that you have it all under control- boom! all the fall editions are out and you are stuffed! like now. i find myself complaining about how good some of the patterns are because i want them all- am i insane?!
you knit that molly ringwald front piece so fast! keep it up! x
The Molly is looking great! At least knitting is a good thing to be relentless about – there could be worse things. 🙂 All of those new patterns look like a lot of fun. So many great patterns & yarn…so little time! 🙂
One day? ONE DAY?!? Well it looks fantastic, and you are an incredibly fast knitter! I’m totally jealous.
I’m locking myself in the house until I finish some of my FOs. I shall not be tempted by the zillions of fab patterns coming out for fall! 😉
so many patterns, so little time 🙂
my patterns-to-do-pile sits beside my chair while I spin, and continues to call my name – one of these days, I’ll get to it!
Wow, that’s great progress on Molly Ringwald! You may just have inspired me to get that magazine…
Molly looks great! The socks ARE fabulous as you said last night. Must get a good look through that Rowan book soon. Relentless, obsessive, enamoured of the process…it’s all good.
Erin — this post makes me laugh. ‘Relentless’ — What a great word for you; a nice euphemism for obsessed. Ha. I get obsessed too, but my obsessions don’t last nearly as long as yours do…I love that you’re a knitter.
Geez, you are my knitting superwoman! So funny about the horse, why is that so true? Same thing about all the gorgeous countryside photos they use. Things just look so pretty when you imagine them running through the fields on ‘holiday’ 🙂
Molly is looking good. I love that belt bag.
You know, I looked quickly at the model in the shot with the Exmoor Jacket and for a second I thought it was you! Did you knit the darn thing already????
Ooh, I want those socks!