I DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME.
There. I've said it. I've sort of been bumping into this idea as a result of the Christmas knitting I took on (willingly, I might add). Yes, I will finish the vest for my niece, at some point. Heck, it turned out so big, it might make a good high school graduation present! And I promised CB a couple of doable items.
But now, I declare myself a Selfish Knitter. Apparently I am not unique. Perhaps it's part of the evolution of a knitter.
Anyway, this was sort of a bummer. I enjoy knitting, now more than ever. And spending 3-4 hours on a knitting project isn't very much in the big scheme of knitting things. But I guess I'm getting more selfish with my time. I also didn't like the rushed feeling I got when I thought I could complete the project, but I had to hurry to get it done. The appeal of knitting is not only product but process, and hurrying seems wrong.
The inevitable conclusion is that, until I am bestowed with a lot more free time, I'm not able (willing? maybe) but simply not able to crank out the projects like the people on the knitting blogs who produce a sweater every couple of weeks. I still don't know how this is humanly possible while holding down a job, taking care of a child and being in a relationship.
For what it's worth, here's my current project list and wish list (I'll try to post links soon):
- Purple "Spring Forward" socks - decreasing for the toe on the second sock - so close to done
- Drumstick bag for CB - Frogged twice, but I know what I need to do
- Vest for niece - 75% done - will finish this season
- Gloves for CB - right idea, wrong yarn. Will have to start with new yarn.
- Dish cloths - always one in progress in my purse.
- Market bag - I'd like to make several; started one, frogged it
- Socks with new Koigu yarn - awesome yarn - need to pick a pattern. Man, I love making socks!
- Winter hat for me - I don't have one, you'd think this would be a priority...
- Sweater with bulky yarn - need to pick a pattern that doesn't make me look like a marshmallow.
And the list goes on.