Sometimes I want to knit all the things. But I don’t really want to knit them, I just want them to be knitted. I want to wear them with pride: “I made this.” Sometimes knitting is just too slow.
I want to knit this top, and I’m planning for Christmas already with this sweater. And then I want to knit shawls and a cardigan for work. And socks.
Right now I’m working on socks, but my wrists have rebelled against me. It seems the tight gauge is causing more strain than I thought. So now I am reduced to knitting only a few rounds a day if at all.
I’m also knitting on my Smaug shawl. It’s slow going with this one, since each row is over 300 stitches. At least this is at a loose enough gauge that it doesn’t cause pain. It doesn’t abate pain either.
Recently I have been craving garter stitch. I used to hate garter stitch. I didn’t like the way it looked. I have since seen the error of my ways. Garter stitch can be beautiful, and washcloths are useful, meditative, and easy. It’s amazing how having a simple project to work on during stressful moments soothes the soul.
Sometimes I have to be patient. I know if I work at knitting long enough I’ll eventually have a lot of items I can showcase with pride.