Knit night!

Ahhh, Tuesday again.  A few hours of knitting with friends is worth many, many hours of massage, therapy, lounging at the beach, whatever might be therapeutic and relaxing, especially when some of us are crankier than usual…..

I forgot to take photos at Knit Night, so here’s a shot of my two WIPs, a bear for the Mother Bear Project, and my second Chasing Snakes sock.  I probably knit half this sock at knitting tonight.  I haven’t felt very attracted to the knitting, although I think the finished sock is very pretty.  I try to work on this pair when I’m at knitting groups, so I will get a chunk of it done without even noticing the effort I’m putting in.

WIPs

You may have noticed that I wrote “my two WIPs.”  Yes, I have only two knitting projects on the needles right now!  I tend to be almost monogamous with my knitting, as I prefer to work on my projects until they’re finished, then start another.  I don’t like projects to languish in the closet or on the shelf.  There was a point maybe 5 or 6 years ago when I had too many projects going on at once, and somehow it struck a nerve in this Virgo, and I steadfastly finished all the WIPs, and since then I haven’t had more than about 3 at a time.  In general, one might be kind of challenging, maybe not super portable, and the other is simple, easy to take along and knit in public while carrying on a conversation.  Lately, when I need a super easy project right now, I just cast on another bear.  It’s super simple and only takes a few days, so it’s not a huge commitment, WIP-wise.

How about you?  Do you have lots of projects on the needles (hook, sewing machine, etc), or are you fairly monogamous in your craft?

5 thoughts on “Knit night!

  1. I tend to cast on many knitting projects, and in the best case, I finish them straight away. Unfortunately I easily get project-ennui, and then most of the time they lie around my craft corner, until I decide to frog them, because I have a new idea what I can do with the yarn. I have to improve on that.

    • Ah! I don’t do too much frogging, or if I do, it’s early on in the project. I frogged a few finished objects that were never going to be worn….. very funny stuff, maybe that would make a good post one day. :0 Thanks for the inspiration!

      • Always happy to help 🙂 I recently frogged my very first knitting project ever, a jumper (I started with the motto go big or go home) and have kind of regretted if, even though I never wore it. I seem to change my mind quite often what I actually want to knit, but I am in the process of getting rid of that habit. You’re my inspiration now 🙂

      • Awwww that’s so sweet! I tend to power through things, but sometimes I know really early on if a project isn’t working. But it doesn’t seem to take that long, just a few inches or so.

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