Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Definition of Insanity

I once read that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. I think I can be declared officially insane. I continue to think I'll just "quickly knit up a baby blanket" but of course that is NEVER the case. The very first thing I knit was a blanket for my son but despite the fact that it was just garter stitch it took me 7 months! I seem to have a passion for knitting baby blankets. Not that there's anything wrong with that - just that it takes so darn long. I think the excitement of a new baby causes me to take leave of my senses and think that I can become Super Knitter and knit up a blanket in a jiffy. Maybe if I used thicker yarn or a simpler pattern but no - I usually am using yarn on a size 6 or 8 needle and a more complex pattern. I once again have taken leave of my senses and decided to make a baby blanket for a friend who is adopting a baby girl from China later this year. Never mind I still am not even half way through the other baby blanket I'm working on and have a dozen UFOs! I think I can be declared officially insane but hey - there will be lots of time to knit at the funny farm!


Kish said...

I can sympathize. I need to stop picking up the latest and newest fall yarns and starting projects. I don't even know what I'm hardly working on right now. The scarf looks beautiful!

Rae said...

When I have to whip up a baby blanket in a rush I double strand it and jump my needles up to a 11, 13, 15. Also learning how to crochet is a great back up. Once you get the hang of crocheting you can typically whip up a baby blanket in a weekend then make a bib, booties, and bottle warmer the next.