Tuesday, November 6, 2012


3 Swatches
I swear, last week when I went into the stash to have an innocent look-see I honestly didn't think I would fall in...

...and have to claw my way out of the mountain of yarn, choking on skeins, untangling hanks from my hair, and gasping for air along the way.  I honestly don't even know why I went into the stash in the first place.  One minute I was perusing Ravelry cause I was avoiding having to do dishes (um...big mistake right there), the next I was narrowing down patterns, and before I knew it I was knee deep in yarn, rummaging through bins, and pulling out bags of sweater quantities.

Needless to say, when I fell, I fell hard.

And to show for it, I now have an epic case of Starteritis.  I've been winding yarns, knitting up swatches, and casting on projects left and right.  I've started a hat, a pair of fingerless mitts, a pair of gloves, a shawl, a cowl, and get this: not one, not two, but THREE sweaters.  

3 Swatches - Hanging

Never mind that I already have a shawl and a cardigan (and a bunch of other WIPs that we must not speak of...at least, not now) on the needles, or the fact that I have a small list of things that need to be knitted up for Christmas gifts (or the fact that Christmas is only 7 weeks away...let's not talk about that).  But then again, is there really a reason behind Starteritis in the first place?  I like to think that the cold, wet, and dreary weather is the reason why I want to cast on all the yarns.  Don't you think the need to wrap yourself in cozy, warm sweaters is a good enough reason?  I think so.

I just hope that this feeling passes soon.  Last thing I need is to cast on another 3 sweaters or so, especially when gift knitting needs to start soon and I should really be working on those.  I think I need to just stop procrastinating cruising around on Ravelry and maybe close the door to the yarn closet for a while.  

But only for a while.  After all, there are so many other pretties that need to be knit with too.


  1. aak! oh my goodness.. lol! you crack me up!!! i am especially entertained by the fact that for you to be able to start that many projects you only have to walk into your world famous amazing stash... and feel overwhelmed. xoxoxo i cant' wait to see what you'll knit! xo

    1. Hahaha....I highly doubt my stash is world famous, but it really does make one feel a bit overwhelmed at the possibilities! I think for now though I'll be steering clear of the stash in hopes of putting out this fire that is fuelling this Starteritis! :p

  2. WOW! That really is a lot! But if I had those yarns I would do the same!! The swatches look beautiful, I cant imagine sweaters!! Looking forward to reading about your progress!

    1. Thanks Shayla! :)

      I thought I would start to get really overwhelmed with the amount of sweaters that I have on the needles, but am pleasantly surprised that I'm actually ok with it all! Just hope they don't interfere with my Christmas knitting! ;)

  3. oh my.... it must be contagious... or perhaps it is just the weather?

    whatever it is, I feel exactly the same way. I have three projects that just need to be finished. And I've promised myself that I won't start anything else until these 3 particular WIP's are done. But I have all this pretty yarn staring at me mournfully, so I may be bending the rules a little by swatching for my next sweater. or two. :)

    1. I think it's definitely the weather! Something about the freezing cold temperatures that dig deep into your bones and make you want to cozy up in warm woollies is definitely a reason why I knit way more in the fall and winter!

      Good luck with your 3 WIPs and hope you have more willpower than I do and not break your promise by starting a new project! :)


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