So, I got to thinking the other day, what's different from December? When I was last working intensively on this sweater, the sleeves just seemed to zip by. I don't think my knitting has gotten slower. So I cast my mind back:
December: Knits frantically in every possible free moment. Denies that this will not be done for Christmas.
March*: Picks up knitting. Cat wants to get in lap. Pets cat. Picks up knitting. Remembers cup of tea on kitchen counter. Calls husband to get tea to avoid disturbing cat. Cat perks up. "Something Interesting may be happening!" Cat jumps off lap. Husband laughs. Get own tea. Pick up knitting.
*There's also been a general attack of Real Life, especially work, which interferes confoundedly with crafting. Funny, that.
I think I see a pattern, here. More knitting makes knitting go faster. (It's a radical concept, I'm sure you'll agree.) Now mind you, it's still knitting, and as an activity, knitting is always enjoyable. It just lacks the zip and excitement of a brand new
Let's just say, while I may be a project knitter? I certainly understand the impulse to start nifty new projects, even when other things aren't done. (I simply can't call it 'start-itis', however...grammatically that would mean 'inflammation of the start' ?!! I'm open to other suggested names for the syndrome, however.)
Even Woats isn't interested in this sweater anymore.
And my walking-around blocks have hit a small snag- specifically, I apparently didn't have two entire balls of yarn of each color. Nope. Apparently I had two lavendar and *almost* two white skeins. So I have five and a half blocks, which isn't enough for much of anything. And the only remotely plausible stash buddy for this yarn is a full skein of navy blue, which makes the lavendar look gray. If this yarn weren't so darn sticky, I'd be tempted to frog the lot and try another idea. We'll just have to see what I come up with.