Yes, It's official.
I have startitis.
I dug out a lace shawl this weekend, knit a couple of rows feeling like I really could knit lace, put it down and cast on with some peach chunkyweight for a poncho for Littlest, who is tickled that I am knitting a "sweater for me?".
So I have grossly overestimated the amount of the yarn for the poncho for her. Looks like it needed only 2 skeins, not the four that I got. I hate that, because then you have a skein wandering around the stash, starting shyte with the other balls and generally making trouble. I am into the second ball, now, and there is a nice little cable going down the increase line. And I am knitting the cable with no cable needle. I feel so accomplished!
Then last night I cast on some Sea Silk that I pulled off the streets of Stash City, and put to work. I am knitting a Leaf lace pattern with it. I have gotten through one leaf so far without incident, and I even changed the decreases to one that gives you that nice little ridge down the thing.
You should know that I have a love hate relationship with lace. I tried a Flower Basket Shawl last fall and struggled the entire time with it. The Flower Basket Shawl should come with a Health Warning from the Knitter General on the back.
Warning: Knitting this shawl may make the strongest knitter's blood pressure rise, may require repeated frogging and may not turn out just right in the end anyway.
But no, I got suckered into it and nearly took my yarns life in the process.
So I am just delighted that I have gotten 18 rows into another lace pattern and it's working and my stitch count is perfect and and and.....
Well, I am happy.
So then this morning, I was up, I was ready for work, had broke the fast, and sat down to cast on for the Giotto Chevron shell from one of the recent Knit'n'Style.
So naturally now, all I can think about is that I have 3-4 projects on the needles singing their siren song to me, and I don't wanna work on yet another project plan for yet another project that will probably run late.
It's just hard to get enthused about that for some strange reason!