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kitkat
07-21-2005, 09:26 AM
It looks great and everything but there are so many other things I want to be working on! I am afraid though if I put it aside that I will never finish the damn thing!

Regardless, it has to be put aside for now....I am starting my sweater class at LYS and I did NOT spend oodles of money on noro yarn to not work on that!!!!!

Plus I want to do clogs! And booga bags! and stuff that doesnt take fricking forever to finish!!!!!

Ingrid
07-21-2005, 09:30 AM
I always feel that when I get to the point when I "have" to do something, I don't want to anymore. Do what you want! Isn't that the point of this whole thing? Relaxation, doing something enjoyable? You'll get back to it when you're ready--and without resentment. :D

Nuno930
07-21-2005, 09:33 AM
Ooooh, I wonder how clogs would be with Noro :thinking:


OK back on topic... yeah I agree with Ingrid. You'll get to it someday.

KellyK
07-21-2005, 09:33 AM
Its not a horrible idea to set a goal of doing ____ number of rows in between smaller, funner projects! Knitting shouldn't make you mad.....BREATHE!!! Go to your happy place!! :mrgreen:

koolbreeze
07-21-2005, 10:20 AM
is funner a word? ;) i always tell my son its not!

n-e-way i understand your pain kitkat. i've been working somewhat on my grandmother's shawl forever and its well past her birthday. its just do boring and i want to finish my baby sling and start my booga bag before my baby turns 10! :mad:

dustinac
07-21-2005, 11:15 AM
I'd put it down and tell yourself its summer its hot the afghan is for cold months and pick it up again in the fall when its cooler to work with or by the time you do finish it you will hate the dreadful thing cause ya didn't really want to do it. I'm working on my daughter one and even though its not hard to do and its turning out really pretty I'm sooo tired of seeing pink,purple, and white over and over and over and over and over... :D

koolbreeze
07-21-2005, 11:17 AM
well at least you are see other colors. my shawl is all one color! :zzz:

dustinac
07-21-2005, 11:19 AM
:roflhard: true LOL but I'm not a pink gal so pinnnkkkkkk noooooooooooooooo

rebecca
07-21-2005, 11:21 AM
I undestand your pain, Kitkat, what with recently finishing an afghan as a family wedding gift and having another to do. You MUST put it aside from time to time to do something fun, as you said ;)

Tessa
07-21-2005, 12:21 PM
Definitely set it aside in favor of smaller projects. It won't seem so cumbersome once you've worked on something else.

I always have to be working on multiple things at once, lest I completely lose my motivation. There's no rule that you can only work on one project at a time. :)

koolbreeze
07-21-2005, 12:28 PM
if kitkat is like me she doesn't want to put it down and do something fun BECAUSE... its so boring and wants to hurry up and getit over with... note to self... no more afgans!!! :wall:

Silver
07-21-2005, 12:33 PM
Don't feel bad! This afghan has been sitting in a basket for um.. at least 3 years, STILL on the needles. It's pretty boring, it's a knit/purl checker board pattern. It will be great when it's finished, it's a very cozy yarn, and matches my carpet almost perfectly. I swear I'll finish it one day.

Of course, by then, we'll probably have recarpeted. LOL

koolbreeze
07-21-2005, 01:02 PM
that is nice. i have a yellow baby blanket like that... but that is much smaller than an afgan! ;)

Rorshach
07-21-2005, 03:46 PM
Only thing I can really say is work on it for about an hour a day, each day, or a half hour. That's pretty much what I'm doing with my particular afghan, it's got 35 squares, and it's straight garter stitch, so I've made it my first priority to get it done.

kitkat
07-21-2005, 04:02 PM
Only problem with the "do a little bit each day" idea is that my time is limited between work and kid obligations :(.....so for now I need to focus my time on my sweater class so that I can at least make the best of that! Maybe by the time I get back to it, I will whiz my way through the rest of it!!!!!

koolbreeze
07-21-2005, 05:17 PM
Only problem with the "do a little bit each day" idea is that my time is limited between work and kid obligations :(.....so for now I need to focus my time on my sweater class so that I can at least make the best of that! Maybe by the time I get back to it, I will whiz my way through the rest of it!!!!!

if your kids are into something you can sit and watch...TAKE IT WITH YOU!!!

kitkat
07-21-2005, 11:21 PM
Oh I do! Tomorrow #1 son and I are going to visit OSU and then go directly from there to a soccer tourney in Strongsville, OH. (think a big triangle)....I plan on taking several projects....I suspect I will have to drive down since we are leaving at 6 am, but he can do the drive to Strongsville!

Miss_Knit
07-21-2005, 11:25 PM
i know i may sound stupid, but whats LYS and OSU?

Sara
07-21-2005, 11:29 PM
LYS= local yarn store (you'll see that repeatedly)

OSU=Ohio State University, I believe, since the other place she's going is in Ohio (you won't see that one on here as often)

Ingrid
07-21-2005, 11:30 PM
i know i may sound stupid, but whats LYS and OSU?

Never stupid, just uninformed! :fingerwag: