Might As Well Face It, I’m Addicted to Yarn

The first phase of knitting is obsession.  Everyone knits too much when they start.  Everyone worries that they’re obsessed.  Everyone worries that they won’t be able to stop, or that they’re getting carried away.  The bad news is that you’re not going to be able to stop, that you are getting carried away, you’re knitting too much, and that things are probably going to get worse.  The good news is that soon you’ll be in so deep you won’t care anymore.   — The Yarn Harlot

Remember those blue socks I was going to make?  Well, they’ve landed in the “hibernating” pile while I’m working on other projects.  A lot of other projects:

A fuchsia cabled vest, knit in the round.

A sideways-knit cloche from Boutique Knits in a royal blue bulky alpaca.1

To see the finished cloche, check out the great photos on this blog post.

A Noro striped scarf alternating two different colorways of Noro Kureyon.2 Click on the gallery photos to embiggen.

I have to add that I’ve made much more progress on the vest and the hat than those pictures show.  The hat is ready to be seamed and have stitches picked up for a cable running up the side.  The vest is about 2 inches longer.  Only the scarf pictures are current.

These are the projects on My Knitting Rotation.  There are a few other UFO’s3 out there — besides the socks — lurking in various phases of unfinishedness.  These three are just the ones I can’t keep my hands off of.

Not only that, I’ve got a zillion things on my To Be Knit list4  — thrummed mittens, a cabled hoodie by one of my favorite designers, an entrelac beret5 — and I’m chomping at the bit to get started on those.  I’m going to make myself finish a current WIP before I cast on anything else.

I promise.


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  1. The photo is mainly to show the color of the yarn.  I’m a lot farther along than it shows. []
  2. I have some Noro Silk Garden coming to me via mail order, so there will be more than one Noro striped scarf WIP. []
  3. UnFinished Objects. []
  4. I have a 7-page queue — that’s 190+ projects — on Ravelry. I know I’m not going to knit EVERYTHING on my queue.  I use it as a way of accumulating patterns to compare them against each other.  I have 9 beret patterns over there, not including the International Cat Hat beret, and I’ll probably only make one or two of those.  The real hats, not the cat hats.  I really want to make one of those cat hats to torment my felines, though.  Hmmmm…. []
  5. Not in those garish colors on that web site; I’m thinking Rowan Tapestry instead []

2 Responses to “Might As Well Face It, I’m Addicted to Yarn”

  1. Tarre Says:

    My Ravelry queue doesn’t resemble the actual queue in the brian – it’s just a repository for might have beens, really. Stuff with yarn and pattern printed out – that’s in the projects. That I’ll get to This Month (or so I tell myself).

    Like all knitters, I lie about my queue. :)

  2. Octopus Knits Says:

    Ooo, what a lot of fun projects! My Ravelry Queue is even more out of hand than yours :)