I think all knitters know the excitement of starting a new project. New pattern! New yarn! Let’s go!
Forget the dishes in the sink. Forget the work deadline. “Startitis” is like a drug. The thrill of seeing something new grow from your needles becomes an overwhelming need.
|You read the first line of your new pattern and it says, “Cast-on 240 stitches using the provisional method”.
This cast-on took me TWO HOURS.
Kinda took the wind out of my startitis sails. Like sitting down to a lovely meal to find that you can only nibble on celery for 120 minutes.
|Here’s the sweater. It’s Arbor, designed by Melissa Burt. I’m knitting it with Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in Navy.
Now that I’m past the celery, I can start to enjoy the lovely meal.
|Just two. Two hours felt like a long time for a cast-on, but two dogs suddenly seems like a very small number.
The good news is that my house is unbelievably calm and peaceful. And I got to use the bathroom without company this morning.