I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the types of projects I want to knit. I have a tendency to get wrapped up in projects that they take me so long to complete that I end up losing interest. I then in turn get really mad at myself for not finishing and feel guilty for starting the damn thing in the first place. I made a promise to myself from here on in to ONLY knit something that I truly love. Something that challenges me as a knitter and looks so unique that it is obvious it had to have been made by hand. I just do not have a lot of time to knit (and being slow doesn't help), so I really want to make my knitting time count. The last thing I want is to have someone ask "did you get that at Macy's?" I WANT people to realize right off that I made something I am wearing. Why knit something that looks like something you can buy in a store...and buy for cheaper, no less! I really started to think about all of this when I bought the new book from Teva Durham titled Loop-d-Loop. I love practically every design in this book. Every knit looks like a piece of art....like you took a step outside of your regular, safe knitting bag and into a whole new stash. I have already bought yarn from Knit Picks to do two of the circular patterns in the book. I want to do one in particular for an upcoming trip I have to Las Vegas.
I think my stockinette-cardigan days are on hold for a while.