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geekgolightly
05-13-2007, 12:03 PM
I have been stuck for at least a month with neck spasms that I am mostly over now, and am getting back into knitting, but now my projects seem so ...old and boring. Even though I know I will love them, the they seem stale or something. Should I continue or just go on to new things?

starsky
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/446650324_598871d6c1.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/249/446650326_72517ddbeb.jpg

via diagonale
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/446650330_b5b82328b0.jpg

possible yummy yarns to make _____?
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/228/446650322_139768f1d7.jpg

220 yards of the blue variagated sport weight lornas laces
220 yards of the yellow/purple/greens sport weight shepherd sport
450 yards of the emerald greens with yellow variagation light sport weight. its a hand dye merino i picked up locally. beautiful stuff. picture doesnt do justice to it.

Jan in CA
05-13-2007, 12:59 PM
Ooooo love Starsky!! I know the feeling though. Maybe if you did something else first you'd feel more up to working on your other projects?

Glad your neck is better! I have arthritis in my neck so I understand neck pain. :wall:

geekgolightly
05-13-2007, 02:49 PM
Ooooo love Starsky!! I know the feeling though. Maybe if you did something else first you'd feel more up to working on your other projects?

Glad your neck is better! I have arthritis in my neck so I understand neck pain. :wall:

Arthritis in your neck: ouch! I am sure you are well familiar with my problem then; if I go too long knitting, my neck begins to stiffen up and become sore. It is dissapating, although not as quickly as I would like! Do you have to monitor how much knitting you do at once?

I think working on something else would be a good idea. Already just looking at the pictures of my objects make them seem more interesting rather than the objects themselves. Weird, that.

Sue Madelin
05-14-2007, 08:45 AM
Go ahead and knit something else if the urge takes you. :D

But don't give up on the Starsky all together - I made mine in an almost identical colour to yours and I just love it. It's really snuggly and very warm - I'm sure if you come back to it and finish it by winter time you'll be very glad you did.

Good luck and I hope your neck gets better soon.
:muah:

sara_jayne
05-14-2007, 09:58 AM
Starsky and Diagonale are beautiful!

I'd knit something else until the desire to knit these two come back! :shrug:

MMK
05-14-2007, 05:57 PM
Before cold weather comes again, please finish your Starsky. I wore the heck out of mine this past winter. Living in Louisiana, I could use it for almost any weather. I was surprised at how the alpaca was warm but never made me feel sweaty or hot. I got lots of compliments and no one believed I had actually knit it. So finish it and I'll bet it will be one of your favorite FOs. Just be sure not to make the sleeves too long like I did. I had to rip back and re-rib them after the whole thing was put together.

geekgolightly
05-17-2007, 09:49 PM
:muah:

you guys made me feel all warm and fuzzy thank you!

im knitting a scarf for my husband out of some panache i had laying around, and im back in the swing. i will finish starsky and diagonale. probably diagonale first bc i can use it this summer. im glad to hear so many people get use out of starsky. it certainly looks warm and cozy; im glad it actually is.

thanks again!
:hug: