I, on the other hand, seem to have to opposite illness. We'll call it, "Finishitis."
It began with the red socks earlier this week, and continues with a bunch of other projects which I am desperate to finish so that I can work on other things with a clean conscience. I can't be bothered with other projects until these are finished, and neither my stash or the yarn shop holds any attraction right now. This is my WIP basket. It's not bad, but it could be better. Let's look inside.
Exhibit one: Two Carmen Bananas. As I told my husband yesterday, these would have been a whole lot more fun to knit had I only had to do ONE. I did the ears on Friday and the tails yesterday, and should easily be able to sew up all of the parts and embroider on the details today. Then they will be packed up and shipped off to my Mom, who will be clothing them.
Having finished the tails last night, I pulled out my Botanica Medalion Cardi last night. This project was one of only two projects in my entire knitting life that I've ever gone crazy for as soon as the source material was in hand. I think I ordered the yarn for this less than a week after that issue of Vogue Knitting showed up in my mailbox. (For the record, the other project that I spontaneously purchased and knit upon first viewing of the pattern was my old Elsebeth Lavold Martha - the maternity sweater that's long-since been frogged so that I can use the yarn elsewhere.) I hadn't touched this in months because the cotton yarn is a bit hard on the hands. Enough is enough, and I want to wear this thing this spring. I might even be able to finish it by the end of the month.
My Town and Country Cardigan also seems to be languishing. This was always intended as a long-term project, so I'm not so worried about finishing this one asap. However, I do need to make some decisions about how I'm going to do the sleeves. The original pattern calls for it to be knit in pieces and then seamed, but there's no way I'm going to do that! I just need to figure out how I want to handle the saddle shoulder.
I did frog two projects in the basket. The first was a simple sock cuff that I made in anticipation of a pair of rare fancy socks...but then never knit them. The second is my ill-fated Daybreak. I love the design, and love the yarn, but everything I tried to pair with it for the second color made this beautiful pink turn very little girlish. It was odd. I don't want to waste any more time, space or concern on either...so away they go!
Also on the "Finishitis" list is my second attempt at the Swan Lake stole. No comments - I just want it to be done.
Off to work!