Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Knitting ADHD

This week I think my knitting brain has been struck with ADHD. Nothing I've touched has brought much satisfaction. I'm not sure if it's the heat or arthritis but I haven't been in the mood to do much cabling. I fought these feelings and have made some progress on the green sweater.

I like the fact that this sweater is knit as one piece with shaping added in. I think it will create a very tailored piece when it's finished and I love that I don't have to do any big seams. The thing I hate is that it's close to 300 stitches long so I only do one or two rows a day. Progress is very slow, but it continues to be made.

This weekend was extremely hot. I couldn't handle the thought of knitting the green sweater and having all of that yarn in my lap. I have a dirty little secret hiding in my knitting stash. A lone sock. (I know it's a shocking secret I'm sure no other knitters share.) I prefer using DPNs for socks, and usually I cast on the second sock immediately after finishing the first sock so second sock syndrome doesn't have a chance to strike. Since finishing this sock I've finished three pairs of socks and a shawl since finishing the first sock of this pair in January. Unfortunately I chose the wrong pattern for this yarn and refused to admit it until the end of the first sock. This sock continues to haunt me though so I cast on it's mate on Saturday. I'm not overly motivated to make hand knit socks in July and a sock I don't particularly love isn't going to draw my attention very often, but it's on my favorite needles for sock knitting so it will get done sooner or later.

Monday I finally found something to capture my knitting attention. Last week I shared pictures of my new Shimmer yarn. I've gotten it wound into a ball and have started knitting Omelet. I love this yarn and it works perfectly with my pattern. I've done a couple of projects with lace details, but nothing quite like this. I am in LOVE with this pattern and this yarn. My guess is that next week the green sweater and socks will have been neglected horribly as this shawl and I have a joyous knitting affair.


  1. Lots of neat projects! your cables are beautiful.

  2. it's the heat and you need to cast on another project to get the cure :) Love the stitch definition in the first project!

  3. Your cables are gorgeous!
    Have a great week.

  4. I love your cabled sweater. Beautiful!