My Short-Lived Knitting Funk

After knitting hat after hat after hat, I decided to knit something new and different.  An adorable infinity scarf that would be perfect for the winter.  And in the midst of this adorable infinity scarf that would be perfect for the winter, I got in a funk.  Boo.

There are probably several reasons why this happened.  Two are really obvious to me.  One being that it was a large piece with nothing but a seed stitch.  (Which got boring and tedious.)  The second is that after I connected my second skein of yarn, the project felt never ending.  A third reason could be because I broke a circular needle that didn’t belong to me and I felt soooo bad.  (Thunder Thumbs, right here.)  But I finished it last week and it is squishy and thick and warm and will be perfect for the winter.  Next winter.

I casted on a new hat at knitting class and I’ve got my groove back.  The new hat is looking so pretty and flying by.  My funk is over.  Which is good because I received the most wonderful surprise in the mail from Dawn at Running at Dawn.

Misti Alpaca Handpainted Worsted: Gorgeous

It’s beautiful.  It’s soft.  It’s baby alpaca, which I’ve never knitted with before.  I love it.  And I can’t wait to turn it into something special for me to wear.  I’m thinking something with ruffles… because when I look at this yarn, I see ruffles.  I think you might have started a bad thing, Dawn.

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March 7, 2011 - 11:36 am

Susan - That yarn is GORGEOUS. I can’t wait to see what you knit with it!

March 7, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Victoria - Way to persevere with the infinity scarf. Next winter you will be glad you did it.
And yes, I have yarn envy. Love it. Keep us posted :)

March 7, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - I agree with Susan, that yarn is fantastic. Good thing the knitting bug never bit me because I think I could go broke buying beautiful yarn. My only venture into a yarn store, while in Scotland, resulted in lots of ooohs and aaahs. Luckily, I was able to walk away before being infected with the urge to knit and purl.

March 7, 2011 - 12:59 pm

CraftyCripple - That yarn looks lovely. Can I give you a tip, Baby Alpaca isn’t very springy. It’s not like yarn. It is very very soft and has lovely drape but you will have to rely on stitches to give elasticity rather than the yarn itself.

With the infinity scarf, just break it up with more interesting knitting. Set yourself a timer and only knit until it goes off and then go do something more fun. It will get done without you losing your grip on reality. I wish you luck.

March 7, 2011 - 7:26 pm

Dawn - Yes, I am a bad influence, but you will love me for it.

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