Like most things in the world, knitting has a set of rules and conventions. Sometimes, we knitters break them. This is my knitting confession.

On Mondays, I’ll fess up to some of my own, personal knitting “no-no’s”. Feel free to join me by blogging some of your own weekly confessions or stories of breaking knitting conventions and join the linkup below. 

Confession #4: I always have far too many projects on the needles at the same time.

For this confession I rounded up all of the sweaters I’ve got sitting around in assorted states of unfinish. 

It’s a wee bit overwhelming to have them all piled up in the same place when the are usually scatter about in different baskets. Some are from last winter and left to hibernate throughout the summer. Others have been cast on since then are slowly growing into cardigans and sweaters. But gathered all into one place, it becomes inherently obvious that I have a bit of a problem: my knitting ambitions seem to be a bit greater than my available free time and attention span.

There is a good thing about having so many assorted projects going on at the same time – no matter what type of knitting I’m in the mood for, I can usually find something to work on. Although that means that things get attention in fits and bobbles, which can make for slow going for some things. I’ve resigned myself to knowing that’s just how I enjoy knitting.

And I love all my projects and look forward to casting off each of them in their own time. As long as I don’t get too many more items cast on in the mean time.

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19 Comments on Knitting Confessions #4

  1. I know exactly what you mean about the ratio of available knitting time/attention to your knitting ambitions! I’m so easily distracted by things that it’s a wonder I ever achieve anything!

  2. It is nice to know that someone else feels ambitious and casts on lots of fun things πŸ™‚ I think Ravelry and reading blogs totally enables this. Looks like you’ve got some great progress on those sweaters. Hopefully with fall, I mean knitting season, arriving you can finish some of those up! Can’t wait to see!!

  3. You only have six WIPs. That’s hardly anything. πŸ™‚ If it helps your knitting style to have several projects going at once, so you can knit on whichever one suits your mood at the moment, there’s no shame in that!

  4. I used to have a similar problem. I once gathered up all my WIP’s in one place and was completely overwhelmed. I dove right in and started working on them one by one. Now, when I get cast-onitis I have a rule, only 1 type of project on the needles at a time. Like, only 1 pair of socks, only 1 cowl, only 1 sweater, and so on. I find that having that rule pushes me to finish a project before starting a new one. Considering I will get on kicks where all I want to knit is socks for a year, or sweaters for another year, it is the motivation I need. Not that there is anything wrong about your process. Love all the pretty things in every state of being.

    She Knits in Pearls

  5. Totally guilty of this one too. Although I really try to always at least finish one WIP before casting on something new. I try to keep my WIPs in different places, so at least I’m not reminded of my lack of time to finish them.

  6. I don’t read blogs for one weekend and you manage to post about a million different projects! The chevron scarf is so pretty (and I normally hate chevron!)…I love the pockets on the Clarity cardigan and I can’t believe that you have 3 sweaters on the needles right now!

    I’m almost finished my first sweater….and I already went and bought the wool for the Hitofude and I can’t wait to start…just a bit of sleeve ribbing to finish and I’m there!

  7. but, really….what constitutes ‘too many’??? I think you have the perfect amount for sweaters…. (oddly, I only have 3 started at the moment….two of which will most likely get finished….#3 is questionable—-BUT, I also have 3 afghans going….and then there are the socks, and scarves, and mitts, and…………) πŸ™‚ enjoy the journey!

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