It's lovely, but it's taking F O R E V E R! I'm sure that it's going to be lovely when it's done, if I live that long. Entrelac on a big project is boring. The whole time I was knitting I was chanting, "I should be making socks."
It didn't help much when I turned on the TV this morning and saw Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka The Yarn Harlot) showing how easy it is to make socks. Can you see my tears?
I have this perfectly lovely purple-ish yarn that my son swears he wants as socks and I'm totally into making them for him, but I spend entirely too much time trying to meet gift-giving deadlines. Do you feel my pain?
And there's this gem I've been knitting on and off for three YEARS and I'm still considering it a UFO instead of a project that should be frogged:
I did manage to spin some yarn:
It's some merino yarn I bought from etsy about a year ago, but it's a single that's been on the spool for like 100 years. I should have plied it, but I didn't - dumb.
So I made a skinny scarf in 2x2 rib for the charity box:It's cute, but it didn't give me satisfaction. It did give me a feeling of accomplishment, though.
Now, I'm going back to the entrelac. Knit one, rip a hair out, knit one, rip more hair out. Maybe I should drink wine instead - even though I don't drink.
Who was it that said staying faithful to one project will drive you crazy? I think they're right.