The other night I decided to clean out my knitting basket – it sits next to my chair in the family room, and contains all the projects that I’m working on. Even if I haven’t worked on them in months. I don’t keep projects anywhere else – I’m afraid that if I put them in a location other than this, I’d forget about them, and find them years later. But the basket tends to become a catch-all for knitting things too – needles, yarn bands….occasional dog toy. So every now and then, I clean it out, shake out the projects, and see what I have. And every time I’m surprised by something I’ve forgotten all about.
This time it was socks. I knew about the Opal sock I just finished…and I vaguely remembered the beaded sock. But the other one? I had sort of remembered it, and thought I had a little of the leg finished – and I was going to frog it! I was shocked to pull out these three. I’ve never had three pairs of socks going at the same time. The worst part is – I really don’t feel like doing the mate to any of these. I want to cast on for something else. I’ve joined the Summer of Socks, and none of these will count because the KAL requires you to cast on for a new pair starting yesterday.
And I’m tired of blue. See the trend? Its worse than this though – the vest I’m working on is blue. So is the Spray. And Na Craga. And the Maple Leaves Scarf. And the North Sea Shawl. Its just weird – every single thing in the knitting basket is blue. Yes, I actually do like blue – but I have no idea why its the only color I have going.
So I am going to do the only thing I can to shake this up a bit….
Cast on for a non-blue project! This is Misti Cotton – and I’m going to use it for the Ribby Shell. After all, I don’t need socks right now…and I’m sure that someday the socks will get their mates. Just not right now.