I know, I know. Shameless Twist expressing shame. BUT! I’m not expressing shame in my stash. I’m about to express shame in my absolute lack of ability to actually complete anything with it this year! Here. My WIPs. Let me show you them.
As you can see, I’m not averse to pirating needles from one project to use on another. The sparkly pink yarn you can see at the top there? I can’t even find the sock I’d started with the other half of that skein, but I know it’s around here somewhere so I had to include it. The navy next to it is a sock I started for my Dad in the hopes that I’ll get it done in time for christmas. See, my problem is that there are so many pretty yarns, and so many cool patterns, and I want to do them all RIGHT! NOW!
This has led to quite a few undoings. Let me show you this year’s frogs.
I have some of my own yarn there, some Nerd Girl, some Play at Life, some Wollmeise (did I spell that right?), some LRB and a bunch of them I’ve lost the labels for and have no idea what they are any more. It isn’t that I didn’t like the yarns (I think I’ve met one yarn I didn’t like. Only one.) or the patterns, I just didn’t have the oomph to actually finish the sock, or I needed the needles because something else caught my eye.
*I just realized that a leftover is in there. The brown/black with blue & orange flashes is actually from the Space Invader socks I did last year. Whoops.
I’d do something foolish and set a public goal of finishing one project every 2 weeks, but I know that would only lead to further disappointment and while it’s great to give people fodder for something to have a good chuckle about, I imagine I’d be pretty hard on myself for failing to meet a goal I know I can’t achieve even before it’s set. Here’s what I’m going to do instead; I’m going to make 2k 2p Inside Out socks with this yarn;
I will get these completed before I move onto any new projects. This does not mean I can’t divert my attention back to my DNA socks, but NO MORE NEW PROJECTS. Nevermind that I have 30, 4″ size 0 Dyakcraft DPNs which I had made specifically for my startitis issues.
I’ll do this, right? I mean, it’s only one pair of socks. Right?
Leave a comment and commiserate with me. I know I’m not the only knitter who is so entranced with all the colour & pattern combinations out there that she (or he) can’t get them finished before starting on a new one.