Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Jealousy Run Ammok

I am a multi-tasker by nature. I can manage at least 5 different things at once. When it comes to knitting however, I become a giant Uni-tasker. I here my fellow knitters talk about the myriad of projects the currently have on their needles. There I sit listening intently knitting the only project I have on the needles and turning green. When I reveal that I am a one project knitter I am met with quite a few how do you do thats, and even more don't you get boreds. Truth is I think I like the sense of accomplishment that comes with binding off that last stitch. I start to crave it from the moment I cast something on. As the project grows so does my craving for the end. I become almost manic when I find I am within a few rows of my bliss..the end of the project. I am always eager to finish so I can start the next item I want to make. In part I think that having only one WIP gives me the incentive to finish that project. I think that if I were to have more than one thing at a time I would not feel compelled to finish anything. Who knows how much longer it would take to get things done if that were the case. Yet I am still green with envy at those who can and do have many WIP's. Every week I see a rotation of garments, shawls, bags, blankets and the like. Still I sit there with my one project. I know eventually I will join the ranks of knitters with multiple WIP's and I only have one thing to say about that...

Heaven help us, after that nothing will ever get done

Always Knitting...One thing at a time