I just can't seem to shake the urge to start things and for good reason. There are three babies that are due in the spring, three babies I NEED to knit for. There are also a whole host of patterns that need to be written, pictures that need to be taken, gifts that have been requested, and materials that need to be used. (See previous post)
Here's the tricky part, there are a lot of things that I need to finish too, not quite as fun. So, I'm trying to balance finishings and beginnings.
I managed to finish a last minute request for my Grandmother. Turns out, she only likes to wear things knit out of Ayatori. The last shawl I quickly knit is, let's just say, not her favorite. She won't wear it, but she won't stop wearing the Wave Cowl as a very short scarf. Wave Cowl 2.0 is born.
I took the wave cowl pattern and knit it as a 16" round scarf. It's longer than the Wave Cowl, worn folded and hooked around her neck, which is the way she wears it. I hope she likes it. I think the other one needs a rest!
I also finished another cowl knit in a pattern I'm trying to write and publish.
As a matter of fact, it's open on my computer right now, mocking me. You've seen small glimpses of some of the finished cowls throughout the fall, but I'm thoroughly stuck when it comes to actually writing everything down. I can't work on it for too long because my head starts to swim and I start daydreaming about knitting another one, picking out yarn, and colors. I can't seem to finish the pattern but I'm about to start the 11th cowl knit in that pattern!
I think I may need some system of rewards to actually get it done, work a certain amount of time, wind a ball and start a project. It could work. I'll let you know.
(I couldn't help starting. In my defense, I did do a little work on the pattern. Really.)