I'm still swamped by my many unfinished projects. Starting to panic at the amount needing to be done. Wondering how I can ever work my way round to finishing something - anything even. So am I getting any finished? Am I finally getting out the long forgotten needles from some long forgotten project?
Er, no. I am doing what any other self-confessed knitting nutter actually does. I'm casting on something new! Yes, yes, yes, I know, I've heard it all before. Finish something before you start something else. Finish one thing, start on another. Easy peasy. Just like how easy it is to have just one square of chocolate from the huge family sized bar of Dairy Milk in the cupboard right next to me HERE!!!!! Yes, just as easy.
Remarkably though, my will power with the chocolate is much better than my will power with the needles. So I've cast on a scarf and left the chocolate alone. It is now October so Christmas is just around the corner and the sum total of my festive knitting amounts to a pair of socks for mum. Whilst thinking of this, I decided that my poor dad rarely gets any knitting for himself (though it could be argued that socks for mum mean that she doesn't warm her cold feet on him, so that's sort of a present?). Anyway, I digress, I thought my dear dad would like a nice cashmere scarf to keep him warm on those cold winter walks. So I dug out all those scraps of leftover cashmere from Tipsy and cast on a mere 400 stitches.
Oh this pattern is good. Easy, quickish - for 400 stitches - and very pretty looking. The colours actually work far better in real life than it seems here.
So whilst the Mystery Blanket will remain a mystery to you all for another week or so, Carica is still only half way up the back, Soho is just a square rather than a massive rectangle, the zig-zag anklets are just singular, the Golden Wedding Blanket is more like a cushion, the teeny Rowan jumper is still awaiting more weight loss before it fits, the quiviut snood is somewhat short, the million miles of cotton i-cord remains a million miles of i-cord, I am enjoying knitting a scarf.
Oh to be strong and finish something once in a while!