I am trying to imagine a time when I was uninspired, struggling to find something to knit. This is not that time. Normally, this wouldn’t be a issue. But guys, I have a serious problem. I can’t stop casting on. Or wanting to cast on. Add to this my inability to finish anything and you see my problem.
THIS is what I am talking about…
Projects casted on for
Cherry –75% of both fronts completed.
Tangled Yoke Cardigan –body to underarms done.
Twisted Stitch Gauntlets –frogged 1st attempt, re-knit about 7 inches of first glove.
Autumn Rose Pullover –like many others I am starting with a sleeve, I have about 1 inch of progress so far.
Projects I want to cast on for–like this weekend
Oblique –have you guys seen this one? Sigh. That Veronik Avery is genius.
Gathered Pullover –love the gathered bit in the middle.
Thermal –haven’t seen a bad looking finished one of these yet.
Turtleneck with no pattern–I have a sweater in mind that I want to figure out how to make. Perhaps my first foray into design…?
Plus various socks, hats, scarves, and whatever else suits my fancy on any given day.
Projects I need to cast on for
Secret Christmas gift knit–I really got to get moving on this one.
I can’t figure out what to do about it–it is just too much. I can’t just keep casting on right? At some point I am going to have to finish something.
Oh, and lest I not forget, I also have an empty foot to cover.
See the beautiful Eleanora sock knit for just one of my feet by the very talented Amy. It fits perfectly and I love it. Amy is super thoughtful, a really good baker of brownies, as well as very talented (just check out her finished Tangled Yoke Cardigan for additional proof.) Amy, thank you so much. I can’t wait to cast on for the second.
(see? I really do have a sickness.)
The following 29 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
I feel like I’m stuck in a requested knits phase. All I seem to be knitting lately is things others have requested and I’d like to get back to knitting something that I’d like!
I forgot to say that I can’t wait to see your projects finished. Beautiful sock that you got – enjoy knitting the mate!
I go from one extereme to the other, not wanting to knit anything and, like you at the moment, full of loads of patterns that inspire me! Just keep casting on!
I am feeling similarly inspired, but trying really hard to finish one project and then dive into gift knitting. I blame all of the knitting magazines and websites. They’ve all really outdone themselves!
There is just SO much right now – I agree! I am trying hard to finish the things in my basket, but yes, I feel the pull too. you have so many great projects going, Erin! Can’t wait to see them develop 🙂
I’ll continue the enabling! My theory is, if you don’t have to buy new yarn or needles, cast on! Then you can always have the perfect project on hand if you just want to pick it up and do a few stitches…between your gift knitting!
Don’t worry–my lists are longer than yours!
That sock is gorgeous–no one would blame you for casting on for its mate right away. And i am DYING to see the Gathered Pullover on you–are you going to be modeling the sample for KD? I’m in love with it, but I have anxieties about how the front will look on my chest, as opposed to the tiny little model’s.
How well I know that feeling! Good luck getting focused. Oh, and that is one gorgeous sock Amy knit for you!
That one lonely sock is stunning! what a great colour.
I know what you mean about wanting to cast on- I have a ravelry queue that is disgustingly long, and I want to knit it all, right now! Sigh.
I love Oblique too – it looks so comfy and pretty, I want to cast on for it immediately! I love your Eleonora sock – how lucky to get Amy as your pal!
Oooo, that sock was for you!? Lucky grrl. You’ll love knitting the second one…it’s a blast. So many great knits…so little time!
Great sock, you lucky duck!
Also, way to match the pedicure.
I know what you mean. As soon as I got the Knitty fall surprise, I parked two of the three projects in my Queue at Ravelry, but only ’cause I thought I’d wait a day or two for decency’s sake before adding Oblique! Currently have four projects on needles and itching to cast on for Dollar and a Half plus Koolhaas plus Silver Belle… Keep thinking that retirement and full-time knitting might be the answer — at least I’m only a decade away from that — Not an answer for you, I know!
oh, i hear you! i wake up in the night because there is too much knitting to do! crazy!!!!
i can’t wait to see some of yours finished. 🙂
love the sock you got!
i think it’s the season change, b/c i feel the same way. i’m at least trying my best to be disciplined by making myself finish one thing before casting on another, but i’m only so-so at actually adhering to this.
and when i have a great need for a new hat and mittens set, it’s difficult to make myself finish the second gift sock. *sigh*
Good luck with all the upcoming projects. Wish I could be as talented as you with those knitting needles.
Hope the job is treating you well, too!
Maybe it’s in the air? I’m sure feeling the same way. (SO glad the sock fits, and that you enjoyed the package. 🙂
It’s gotta be the season — I’ve got a million projects on the brain, too. Maybe I should make a chart like yours. 🙂
I made a stupid error the other night that had me ripping back and it made me angry for wasting precious knitting time – not because I was enjoying the current project but because I’m almost seeing what I have on the needles now as an obstacle to getting more things on the needles rather than as an enjoyable and worthwhile end in and of itself!
I’m all over the place too with what I want to knit. What’s on my needles isn’t nearly as exciting.
startitis is a very serious problem, you know. I have knits that are more than half done just lying around from two years ago. it’s embarassing, but i can’t stop casting on. The best solution i’ve found so far is asking people in a knitting circle or group to hold you accountable. my little group of wednesday night knitters keep me in check…sorta…
That’s a gorgeous sock.
There’s so many great patterns and yarns out there, I want to knit everything! It’s gets pretty overwhelming, I need to put blinders on I think.
ahaha and I’ve added another!
But seriously, it’s a gorgeous hobo and that rustic-y straw type yarn?
you know.. maybe its a sickness, but there are alot of us who have it (is it contagious via internet?? grin)
I’d say, cast on for all of them, and give every single one a tiny bit of attention each week…. you’ll be happy, and definitely not bored (another grin)… just a thought,.
I share your cast-on insanity!
Of all the sicknesses a person could have Erin, this one isn’t so bad. ;0) It could be worse, right?
I say EMBRACE all this knitty love you are having right now. Go for it! – says the gal who has no desire to even pick up her needles at the moment. so jealous…
I’m with you on Oblique ~ I WANT IT
I say to embrace Caston-itis. It can be okay. Think of it this way: You’ll always have a knitted item started that you can choose to finish. Smile.
Amy did such a great job on the first sock – so beautiful!
Hee, hee… I want to cast on for all sorts of things, but I mostly just think about it (I’m too lazy to actually wind yarn into balls on the spur of the moment) : )