So you may be wondering how my Pinctada’s coming along… Well, I think they may be carting me away soon, sleeves of my Versio grafted onto opposing shoulders, straight jacket-style.
It seems that no matter how long I knit, it won’t end. I surpassed cowl-length and seem to have stalled on achieving my desired length. It seems like every project gets to this stage at some point: your sleeves make no progress, or you spend hours on a shawl edging that refuses to grow. It’s definitely discouraging. Thank you, Pinctada, for making me want to stab my eyes out repeatedly with an enthusiastically-sharpened Signature needle.
But when I look at it, it seems like a decent amount of work:
I’m on my third skein of tosh DK and it’s the last one I have, which is at least somewhat motivating. I’ve been knitting everywhere: in the car, any time I’m home, pretty much everywhere in public…
I know the rules. I’ll knit like a madwoman, try it on for size, and be just a few rows away from the end out of nowhere. No explanation of how I popped back out of the wormhole, or where all those thousands of stitches were hiding. But it’ll be done!
|You’re taunting me.|
I’m so excited to have the finished product, and that’s the only reason this thing hasn’t been crammed into the depths of my knitting bag. I usually work on other projects in conjunction with a “main” one, so having nothing to turn to is keeping me on track. Sort of.
See, I needed the gratification of a completed project, and I happened to have great timing this weekend… I’ve been looking for a serger on Craigslist, and one came up for sale that fit my needs. I got it home, set it up, and whipped out a maxi skirt to satisfy my FO cravings:
It’s not my intention to blog about any sewing projects here, but at least I feel like I’ve made SOMETHING, instead of knitting yards and yards of yarn into what appears to be a very well-hidden black hole.
Perhaps my next WIP post will have some victory in it… I feel like I can’t be much more than a week or two away from completion at this point… please?!