Knitting A.D.D. is a thing.

The struggle is real.

I can’t fight the need to cast on. The ravelry searches start, hunting for a pattern. I calculate stash yarn yardage against my bank balance – can I get new yarn? Maybe a larger project then… Before I know it I have seven projects on the needles. Thats SEVEN WIP that I am CURRENTLY working on. And I want more

I have this habit of buying 2-3 skeins of a yarn (usually a DK weight) because I like it, not because I have a pattern in mind for it. Then I catch sight of one of these yarns peeking from the stash, and decide I NEED to knit it. Im currently knitting my second project for a baby swap, having already completed one item. It makes me want to knit more baby stuff, so I search patterns for baby dresses, and sweaters. Then I decide that I dont really have anyone in mind for a baby sized project right now, but I like to knit shawls… So I start a search for the perfect shawl pattern instead.

I think I have decided that Tosh DK in Edison Bulb Wash and Holi-Grunge need to come together and create the Douthat Shawl. I have 3 skeins of Edison Bulb Wash, and 2 skeins of Holi-Grunge, so I have enough yarn – and I really like these two together:

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I am still working on the Waiting for Rain shawls. My mom’s is over 3/4 complete, and mine is around 1/4 done. Im almost to the last lace panel in my mom’s robin egg blue version. I havent taken any recent progress photos because its difficult to see whats going on now that its so long and scrunched up on my circulars. I havent casted on my sister’s yet, either. It was going to be too difficult to track my spot on 3 projects with the same pattern at once. I plan to start hers once my mom’s is finished.

I broke down and cast on a hat in some ToshDK I had only bought one skein of called Speckled Yellow (I cant even find an image on google to show it to you). I REALLY wish I would have gotten more of it, but after I got it and saw how amazing it was I went back to the webpage to get more, and it was gone ::sad face:: I just had to knit with that speckled yellow goodness like RIGHT NOW tonight. Im not sure what pattern Im using yet, but I have a couple in mind. I currently almost always do the brim of a hat in K1TBL P1 rib, so Ive been doing that for now. It was a good decision. Im loving knitting this yarn. I love when knitting a yarn makes me happy.


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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