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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Is There Such A Thing As "Finisitis?"

Since joining in Rainy's Basket of Shame, a wave of energy to finish, finish, finish things has swept over me, carrying me, willy-nilly, towards some sort of frenzy of clicking needles and rooting out projects in partial states of completion...

Now, mind you, I only admitted to FOUR items for Rainy's Knit Along. And I'm stickin' to those four, for those purposes, but I wonder: might this be akin to spring cleaning? Weeding the garden before sewing my seeds? What say you? And do you think we could, like Norma, get this to spill over into a good general housecleaning?


But I even dragged out the Log Cabin Blanket and put 4 rows on it tonight, AFTER I finished these:

Yarn: Trekking XXL, Colorway 54
Pattern: Mine - the infamous "Plain Vanilla Stockinette with Picot Edging"
Needles: 2 circulars - size 1.25 Hiya Hiya Stainless Steel. Here's the interesting part of that - I really do like these, but I wish they were available in my 1.5 size. The cables are a bit stiffer than my beloved Harmony and Options from Knitpicks, but not so bad that I'll have problems with them. But they are smaller in diameter, and I don't use 0s because they bother my hands a bit (not as much as size 11s and up, but still...)
Time to Knit: Began March 1, 2009 and completed tonight. I didn't rush these, they're part of my Personal Sock Club on Ravelry's Stash Knitdown group, but I did want them finished before the end of the month so I could open the next grab bag and get those on the needles April 1 - before heading south for the cat show, where I'll NEED more socks to knit mindlessly in the booth!

I really love these socks - the colors! They are the closest thing I've come to so far that I can call "blue jeans" socks...

So once these they were done? I packed up Boing! which has been on the needles forever, to take to work for the next few days lunchtimes...Finishitis strikes again!

OH...and thank you all for your lovely comments on my Diamond Fantasy Shawl. I love the way it looks, but wonder if it will end up being just a bit too delicate for the sturdy gal I am...?


Blogger Birdsong said...

I am thinking of trying for my own version of 'plain vanilla' socks.. the colors show through so nicely in stockinette! Have you tried the Kollage square needles? We just got them in the shop; they have an unusual connecting cable that is sturdy but somehow 'limp' and drapes instead of kinks. The square needles are pretty interesting too, but I haven't tried knitting with them yet.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Congrats on getting so much done! I think that where our focus lies our achievements grow and blossom. Beautiful are an inspiration. :)

7:26 AM  
Blogger margene said...

Look at you go! A shawl and now socks. Plain Vanilla is often the best pattern! ;-)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Pat K said...

A good plain vanilla sock keeps the hands moving. I have trouble sitting without something in my hands...The Trekking is good for that.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Hooray for finishing things! I'm feeling that urge myself -- maybe it's spring? :)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Tan said...

I think "finishitis" exists. I may have it right now.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go you!

Don't forget to post finished BoS stuff on the Rav group board - I'm using that to track who gets incentives and as people post, they get added to my little Excel sheet.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i think there is such a thing as finishitis and i think i got it. i finished two shawls that i started last year. early last year.

those socks are so pretty!

5:08 PM  

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