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In Defense of Knitting Polygamy

by erin on July 29, 2014

I tried really hard to just knit on one project.  My time for knitting has been scarcer than hen’s teeth this summer.  I was worried that I would end up bogged down in too many projects to show you anything worth a clothes moth’s sneeze if I didn’t rein in my polygamous knitting nature and commit to only one project.


I am here to tell you that, paradoxically, I knit more on more projects than if I contain the knitting mojo to just one thing.


It’s not you.  It’s me.  Let a player play.  Hate the game, not the player.  Don’t hate me because I center-pull, ok?  Ok.


I’m still knitting on the sweater.  I’m at the V of the V-neck, and I’m feeling a little ho-hum about it at this point.  I’ll like it more once I finish and put it on, I’m sure.  It’s just hard to appreciate a sweater when the air outside feels like it has the same humidex as dog’s breath.



At first I thought I could just have a little fling on the side.  This sweater was just so…big…and the yarn was just so…thick…that I needed a little variety to keep me sharp.  So I found this Cascade Heritage Paints (in Cherry Berry) deep in my stash and started this:



I made up a pattern out of my head, and it’s a little hard to see, but there are tiny little twists that ripple around the sock, along with a couple of other random little details, like doing a totally different bunch of decreases for the instep:




I did the decreases at the bottom of the sock, rather than on the sides.  I can’t even commit to a single style of decreases!  Shenanigans!  On another note–anybody like this?  I promise to take better pictures next time, rather than on the fly at the museum when the kids left me alone for four minutes.


You’d think this would be enough for me.  Isn’t one betrayal of a main knitting project enough?  But oooooh noooo!  Not for this wool-besotted floozy.



This is Capture, knitted in Madeline Tosh merino light in Begonia.  I wuv it.


I can’t commit.  Not to a hand knit.  I’d like to say I’m sorry, but I’m not.  I’m going to let my freak flag fly.  How many projects are on your needles right now?  Any true-blue crafting monogamists?  Anyone else out there with a harem of knits at their beck and call?  Ooooo, I like the sound of that!

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Patty A. July 30, 2014 at 12:34 am

I think I have ten items on needles right now, in various stages of completion. Have worked on three of them today, five of them in the past week, seven in the past month. Three of them are stalled, not touched since April. I like having at least three projects going at a time. Definite polygamy. 😉


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