I spent a day at home this week, watching a sick Squirms and, during her many naps, found myself with time to actually cull through my stash and get an accurate look at the various projects I have in progress. Which leads me to this post. I have a few confessions to make. These are things I’ve kept to myself, too afraid to mention out loud.
1. I do not like acrylic yarns. As such, I’m going to give the few balls of acrylic I’ve collected to a family member this afternoon. She likes to work with it, they’re great colors, so why not?
2. Knitting in the round is zero fun unless a) you’re making socks or b) you’ve got enough stitches on the needle that you don’t have to constantly fiddle with the cable. I pulled out multiple projects in progress this week because they didn’t meet these criteria and, boy, am I happy about this.
There’s the doily in superfine cotton I got in Spain a few summers back.
…a combination cowl/shawl thing in pretty yarn
…and a tiny baby sweater that was bottom-up and too fiddly to want to deal wtih
3. Colorwork just isn’t for me. I started on this colorwork hat in fingering weight yarn, oh, early 2012. Maybe done ten rounds on it since that first push to make it. Now frogged. Not quite sure what, if anything, I’ll do with the yarn I recovered as, well, it was half knit up for three years.
4. I should stop attempting to make myself a sweater. If I really want a hand-knit sweater (see number 5), I can find someone to knit one for me in exchange for three pairs or socks or something. I tossed the February Fitted Pullover pieces as that was my second attempt on that pattern and that yarn had already tried to be two other sweaters for me previously. Then there’s this Every Last Year attempt.
5. I’ve broken three size 7 needles in the last year. I called my LYS and, apparently, they’ll replace broken needles. At least I only lost $20 or so as I buy cheap ones.
So, fellow knitters – have anything to confess?