Friday, January 6, 2012

What I Want to Knit

Craft projects happen for a lot of reasons around here. We want the results (bookcases). I need something in my hands to keep me from twitching- a lot of mittens and hats get made that way. The project suits the yarn, or suits the person I intend to give it to. Some projects get done because they're on a deadline or I get goal-oriented- Finishing things is a big motivator for me. But every now and I again, I start something and find myself simply loving the process. This, I think. This is what I wanted to knit.
Crew neck pullover

And so it is with this sweater. Something about the deep texture, the heft of it in my hands, the neatness of the design (the patterns are all either 4 or 8-row repeats, so it's visually obvious which row you're on at any given time- no peering at the knitting or counting rows needed). Or maybe it's the satisfaction of doing a sweater after all the hats, mittens and scarves of the last year. Whatever. I'll be here, with my sweater, knitting.


  1. Oh, it looks so soft and squishy--just the sort of sweater to cuddle up in for winter!

  2. I can see why that would make you happy enough to not be chomping at the bit to finish - I love projects like that!

  3. Ooooh, lovely!

    I think you're entirely right to simply enjoy every minute of it.

  4. Beautiful. And yes, sometimes you just need to work on something a little more--I dunno, solid? Something requiring major commitment.