I am so in need of a group blog assignment today, but it isn't WIP Wednesday nor is it FO Friday and I missed the Squee Sunday... there is always next week right?
I have this funny difficulty with transitions... I am not at work, yet I don't feel like I am on vacation either.
We had our last day of school a week ago today. I had workshops on Wednesday and Thursday, and then there was this funny stretch of weekend space. I don't feel like I am vacation mode, because summer school, technically, starts tomorrow.
Over the holiday weekend, I had knitting time... I finished the body of my Tea Leaves cardigan, but my love for the work has diminished. I feel like it should be done by now, and so I feel like I have lost my knitting mojo. I began working on the sleeve and because I am working with Madelinetosh, I am switching skeins every other row to avoid funky pooling. The thing is, my technique for doing the switching needs some polishing, the underarm seam is not pretty. I know how I am, I must rip back, but I don't want to redo...
The Manana sweater languishes in the basket because I think I made a mistake and so it too might need to be ripped back.
The delicious Louisa Harding yarn that I got such a sweet deal on from eBay has been taunting me.... "Yes, you swatched, but will the sweater you plan to make end up being to correct fit?"... I have such trouble trying to substitute yarns successfully. I was listening to Nevernotknitting's latest podcast where she interviews Isolda Teague. She has a new book out called Little Red in the City. It has a number of sweater patterns, but more importantly, she talks about the info that I need right now. How to get a sweater to fit, how to substitute yarns, etc. Should I order another book or is that procrastination?
I am eager to begin a new project but I also want to be able to post two FOs on Friday. Stuck, stuck, stuck. What do you do when this happens?