For the first time in many years I find that I am monogamous and I'm really not enjoying it.
I thought I'd be able to concentrate on just one and make every moment matter but the reality isn't living up to the ideal! I like being able to swap around when I'm a bit bored or stressed. Sometimes one is just a bit too high maintenance so swapping makes life that bit more relaxing. I'm not going back to full on polygamy as nine or ten (as some of my friends have admitted to) is a bit much, but two or three is just fine.
As this is a knitting blog, I'm sure you've all worked out that I'm not talking about men, I'm talking about monogamous knitting* and my works in progress (or WIPs). How many projects we have on the go at once is a favourite knit group** topic and numbers vary but more than ten has been known. I usually have at least two garments on the needles together with various started socks stuffed in bags and the odd bit of discarded lace. Over the last few months though, I've finished off all the garments I was making except for one (which is nearly done) handed all my unmade socks over to Greg to convert to machine knits and the only lace I have discarded needs to be undone as I've lost the extra ball needed to complete it! So I am a monogamous knitter! I'll rephrase that, I am a monogamous knitter on the search for more projects! My one project on the needles is an intricate gansey which has just one sleeve left to do -- its's been lovely to make, definitely a process knit, but it is not one to take to group as that just invites mistakes. I need a nice simple 'TV' knit to go with it together with another difficult knit to keep me on my toes. I am heart, a polygamous knitter!
Just a small confession before I end. I may only have one WIP but I have at least a dozen projects in my converted stash queue*** !
* for knitting you can also read crochet, spinning or whatever your favourite hobby is.
**knit group encompasses crochet too -- it's just quicker to say!
*** see yarn diet blog for explanation.
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