Thursday, November 09, 2006

Big Decisions

Since in one of my more recent posts I told you how sickeningly smitten I am with the entire Winter IK, the following announcement will likely NOT come as a shock to you.

I hereby declare that I am going to frog Tempting.

It's about 7 inches of 2x2 rib HELL and I don't even care for the bloody thing anymore. It is so desperately boring, and I've been trying to finish it just to finish it. I wouldn't actually wear it. This, much like my desperate attempt to complete a grad school when I was also in HELL, is an example of having the message "You've got to finish what you've started" pounded into your head a little too well. I've been wanting to try other sweaters, but I felt like I had to finish this one before starting another. So, no more. I'm not going to finish it. I feel so free.

Because tempting is a short sleeved sweater with a very wide neck the yarn doesn't lend itself well to another project- either not enough or too much yardage. I'm contemplating a full size clapotis (my other one was 3 repeats short and in DK rather than worsted), or perhaps finding more of this brand of yarn- whatever the HELL it is- to begin another project. Just checked in an old post - it's Baruffa Maratona. Does anyone sell that anymore? Can't seem to find any online other than on Ebay.

So, that's my proclamation. And now that I've had the rather tempting invitation to knit along on the Enid Cardigan with Amanda, I think I may have found my new sweater project... hello, Knit Picks Telemark!


Aprilynne said...

Liberated yarn and a new sweater project! Sounds refreshing =)

I have trouble doing miles of ribbong too!

Aprilynne said...


Amanda said...

Oh yay! I'm so excited to have a steeking pal! I have been obsessing over Eunny's steeking tutorial, mentally gearing up for a scissor/knitting encounter (yeah, a little anticipatory, I know).

Two thoughts on Enid: I didn't even notice that it was a cardigan the first time I looked at the pictures, and frankly, it's styled in a way that probably wouldn't look that hot open - so, why not just make it a pullover? Somehow, in spite of this, I still want to steek it.

And, should we invite others in on the fun and host our very own knitalong? Wow - that would launch us into true knitblogger nerdiness - a serious decision, let me know if you're game.