As I said on Monday, I’m feeling a little swamped by projects at the moment, so I sat down yesterday and sorted them into “things for me” and “things for other people”. There are also a couple of “things for someone” but we won’t talk about those. It turned out not to be as bad as I thought, since most of the projects ended up in the “for me” column, and there’s no rush on them. I’m going to slowly work my way through the “for others” column, so we won’t talk about the scarf I started for myself last night, eh? *embarrassed cough*
But my main WIP right now, which is rapidly turning into an albatross, is this shawl.
I’m persevering with it because I know I’m going to love it in the end. It’ll be light and lacy, but warm from the wool and big enough to be properly useful. However, as I’m now on the last set of repeats, I’m at the widest point and each row seems to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I’m going to need to block the heck out of it to see the stitch pattern, but it’ll be worth it in the end. It’s a lovely, simple pattern and would be great for a beginner, I think. For me, it’s been an ideal ‘mobile’ project, since I don’t have to think too hard about the stitches and can talk and crochet at the same time. However, when stitching on my own, I think I need something a little more challenging so that I don’t lose the will to live (or hope of ever finishing) halfway along the row. Which may explain that scarf we’re not going to talk about!
Does anyone else have these projects, where they desperately want to have done them, it’s just that the doing of them is proving hard work? It can’t just be me, can it?