Anyway, have any of you experienced what I call "knitting malaise?"
I'm working on this baby dress. I got some beautiful yarn for the project: Rowan Handknit DK Cotton. It's bright pink, which is going to look terrific on my gorgeous daughter. I LOVE pink - I never get sick of looking at it. The pattern is so cute: feather and fan skirt, picot edged sleeves.
Am I done yet?
I've worked on this dress forever. For at least the past two weeks, anyway.
I have so many other things I want to be working on - do I really have to work on this project to the exclusion of my other 7 projects?
And did I tell you how loud this yarn is? Pink is an understatement: this looks like Pepto Bismol. My poor daughter is going to be laughed at.
The pattern was way cuter than the way the dress is actually coming out.
I am sick of looking at this project.
And my daughter will only wear it for a spit second before it's too small.
That's the malaise. When I feel myself beginning to think that way, I try to make my fingers go faster. I put those negative thoughts out of my head and imagine how cute my daughter is going to look, however briefly, in the dress. And the color is going to be terrific on her, and I love little girls in bright colors. Plus, it's cotton, so when she spills something on it, I can just wash it! These thoughts make me go faster, and faster, and faster! Slip 1, Knit 1, PSSO...I am so fast! I am a master knitter! I am amazing - everyone is going to see this dress and demand that I make one for the little girls in their lives. And that will be fine because I can make them so quickly! They will pay me to make these dresses. And they'll tell a friend about my knitting, and that friend will tell a friend, and so on, and so on, and so on. Yea, me! I can go at the speed of lightning when I think this way.
Except I was so super fast that I skipped over various parts of the pattern. I don't have feather or fan. I have a big mess. Which is why I will have to rip this sucker out...again. Yeah, I am a master knitter.
Am I done yet?