Restless Knitting

Is there a cure for restless knitting syndrome???  I’m in desperate need of a cure.  For some reason, unknown to me, when things get stressful, I reach for a new knitting project.  As my foot heals, and new challenges arise, (like climbing in and out of the van, I know, difficult, huh?) my painkiller of choice is new knitting projects.

I found a new book at the bookstore and immediately had to start at least one of the patterns, if only to justify the purchase.  By morning, I had to cast on a lace shawl, just to have something else to work on when the checkerboard (new book pattern) might get a  little boring. Not to mention the I-cord I had to start this morning to finish the baby hat that I had barely cast-off before beginning the so-called cast-on shawl.  As if I really have time to knit all of this, maybe I should re-injure my foot just so I can keep up with all my cast-ons.  Or I could just get one more knitting bag to carry these projects with me wherever I go, I am sure my husband would love this idea.

It is at this point, on behalf of my husband that I will put a request out there, for any known cure for this restless knitting syndrome, I am positive it is a disease that only progresses with time, that no amount of yarn stashed can cure, book buying only worsens, and time off my feet has decidedly aggravated.   This is a cry for help, or maybe just a plea for  compassion and understanding…..I will finish these projects, someday.

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  1. #1 by idiosyncratic eye on July 9, 2012 - 11:31 AM

    My husband too seems to think that I should work on just one project at a time. And see it through to completion. I’ve never understood why! Sometimes I tell him that I like a variety of options (when it comes to technique, concentration levels etc). But he’s not convinced. I do have the attention span of a gnat at the best of times anyway! 🙂

    • #2 by wendellamy on July 9, 2012 - 11:35 AM

      I totally agree, I like different levels of difficulty, especially with all the kids running around. I’m still working on my husband, hopefully by the time we are sitting in rockers, I will have him convinced of the need for so many projects.

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