I am a fan of reality shows. You know how they always have certain archetypes? Like the “cute one” and the “annoying one”…or is that boy bands? Either way, I think it is safe to say I when it comes to the Amazing Lace, I am the “one that got voted off on the first episode.” I was always so embarrassed for that person on Survivor and now I can empathize. Of course it is worse for me because no one actually gets voted off the Amazing Lace. Yup, I did it to myself.
I don’t know what happened. The concept was awesome and I thought the challenges were cool…I think it comes down to the lace. For me, it was not a summer inspired by lace. Sure I finished Hedera and the cool hemp ponchette, but let’s be honest shall we? I joined the amazing lace with visions of an intricate scarf or shawl. After I finished the edging of the trellis scarf, I completely lost interest. Do you ever feel like you have to knit a project? Like once you cast on you are obligated to I don’t know who (the yarn, the pattern, your blog) to finish? I just need to remind myself that I will knit what I want and when I want. It is my choice. So will I finish Trellis? Maybe. I just don’t know. Depends how I feel. There are some other lace projects I would like to make too. But right now I have to be true to what is inspiring me. And I am all about the sweater right now.
So I do feel a bit like a loser that didn’t fully participate in all the Amazing Lace challenges, but I just have to be me. I simply wasn’t feeling it. Just keeping it real folks.
P.S. I worked late last night and missed SnB but now I have the rest of the week off work. Know what I am doing? Yup. Knitting. And cleaning my house, but mostly knitting. Maybe even visiting a couple LYSs that I don’t normally get to. So. Fun. Next up on the blog, a finished Molly…stay tuned.
The following 7 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
One a project gets more than about 20 rows in, I feel like I absolutely have to finish it even if I hate it. Ridiculous! Let’s give ourselves permission to frog and start something else with clear consciences!
I had the same problem with the Amazing Lace challenges. I only did the first one introducing myself and then quit after that. Though it was fun seeing everyone else’s projects.
With all the time you spend knitting something, the finished item should be something you actually like, and it should be fun to knit, or it’s a waste.
I can’t wait to see your sweater!
ARace is one of my favorite reality shows – so when I saw ALace I loved the concept but knew that my summer of work was not going to play nicely with a summer of lace – maybe another year. Enjoy your time off at home & knitting – sounds great! 🙂
I’m a total failure at Amazing Lace. Joho hasn’t moved on stitch in two months. We missed you last night! Enjoy your week off.
I have the same problems with KALs. Somehow, as soon as I join them, I lose total interest in the project. Which is why now I”m just staying away from them!
there is something about the pressure that comes from knitalongs and blogging that is not good for feeling free to do what you please (and what you dont) with your knitting. it’s good to be able to say ‘no’ when you lose interest in a project or knit concept. so, good one chickie!
– besides, you did a pretty good job with the lace projects you did complete.
i am sooooooo looking forward to seeing molly…you have left me hanging! x :0)
I think that’s exactly why I rarely join Knit-Alongs, especially if they have structure or deadlines. I just don’t like to be obligated to anyone, especially when it involves things I do for fun or just for me! Don’t feel bad about it. If you voted yourself off, I think that’s completely respectable.