Sunday, January 20, 2008

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Somewhere along the line I took leave of my senses and signed up for Spring Shawl Surpice (sic) to knit another mystery shawl. I'm actually almost done with Secret of the Stole (I'll post those photos once I actually finish and block it) so I found myself itching to sign up again. SSS was started by one of the folks participating in Secret of the Stole who didn't think the pattern was challenging enough! She made a pattern with "real" lace where there is "none of this purling back on the wrong side." It is definitely a challenging pattern and the beginning looks nice but I'm finding that I can only knit on it when I give it 110% attention and given that 3 clues are already out and I'm only on about row 12 I'm thinking this is not the project for me. So why is it so hard to admit defeat? Stop the project, rewind the yarn, and make something different? When I don't like a movie I still watch it until the end. When I don't like a book - I can't simply give it away. I keep thinking it might get better or I might miss something. Why can't we just STOP? So I'm going to do it. I'm going to break up with my Spring Shawl Surpice and pull it out. I'm going to start something different with this gorgeous yarn. Really I am!

8 comments:

Bonnie D. said...

That yarn is very pretty!

Janice said...

You can do it!! Just say 'no'. Don't look back. That yarn will be beautiful as a hat or two :-)

hakucho said...

Life is just too short to not to enjoy what you're doing. I like knitting because it's relaxing...if it is keying me up too much I have learned to stop what I'm doing. I'm pretty careful now what I'll try :)

I'm sure you'll find a pattern you like much better...happy knitting :)

Jknits said...

If you've already learned what you need to from this project, then it's time to move on to something else. Knitting time is to precious to waste on projects that aren't just right. Maybe in another lifetime.

monica said...

I say if it brings you any stress, or is not what you want to knit,then find the right project for that yarn, one that will make you want to knit it.

Brooke Knits said...

I am the same way.. I have set aside Mystery Stole 3 - I did a yarn sub with yarn I knew I really didn't like.. and now I just can't get into it. I think I'll start over with the intended yarn (real lace) and send the $60+ worth of other yarn in the stash bin for another day.. **sigh** it makes me teary just thinking about it...

Lisa W. said...

hey, if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy...knitting is FUN..not stressful...it's just string! frog that puppy and get on with something new and fun!

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