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Old 07-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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I'm stuck
I seem unable to finish my sock. It's one of those patterns that I don't like the "flow" of, but I like the overall appearance. So the fold down cuff part isn't enjoyable to knit. I've finished the 1st sock and I really do love it alot, but can't seem to make myself finish the damn thing.

So to take a break and begin using up scrap yarn, I decided to knit a pair for my girlfriend's little monster. The first sock turned out okay, but it looks way too big for a 2 1/2 yr old little girl. So I started the 2nd sock, and had so many problems of various types that I gave up, yanked it off the needles, and threw it all away.

Problem is, I can't decide what I want to knit. Obviously it's not socks! LOL. I've never wanted to knit an afghan, or a sweater, and I don't wear hats or scarves or mittens, and don't know anybody who does.

So what does that leave? More dishcloths? More towels? oy.

Anybody have any ideas for me?
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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You live in CT and don't know anybody who wears hats or gloves or scarves in winter? Well, you could always knit for charity. Pillows? A purse? Toys?

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Old 07-11-2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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Know the feeling well. I stop and start things quite often till the right project hits me.
Some possibilities??
Bag, sleeping mask, toys or a teddy, pet blankets.
Pillows, placemats, Floor rug (Kitchen or bathroom?)
Bookmarks. Belt. Slippers

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Old 07-12-2007, 08:24 AM   #4
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Hey Feef,

This is what I do when I'm uninspired and can't figure out what to knit -- I head to my LYS and fondle some yarn. There's always something that catches my eye and usually many finished items hanging around to give me ideas of what I want to make.

I haven't been to the yarn store in Fairfield but the one in Bethel is great and the ladies there are always happy to help in finding the right project for the right yarn. I also love Knitting Central in Westport, although they are on the expensive side -- it's just worth a trip for all the eye candy.

Have you tried making a felted purse yet? I love making purses -- they are simple and easy not to mention fast. You can make them look lovely just by choosing the right yarns and hardware for them.

This one is my current favorite:

Amanda's Squatty Sidekick

Hope this helps!

Susan (who recommends that you try wearing scarves in our New England winter -- keeps your neck warm and looks lovely at the same time!)
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:15 AM   #5
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I am SO glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels this way sometimes. I get really frustrated sometimes because I love knitting, but sometimes I feel like it's a chore to finish something I'm not in love with.

I don't really have any suggestions for you, other than to put it down for a while, and the urge will tell you what's right to knit. That's what works for me. Best of luck!
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:29 AM   #6
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Can you knit things for your home? The book, Hand Kints for the Home has some really cute things in it that are modern. What about purses?

Here are some things on my list
Saturday Market Bag
Bobble Bag (One Skein)
Swiffer Cover
Table Runner (Knit 2 Together $5.50 on right now)
New Ipod Cozy
Wrist rest for my mouse
Fingerless gloves
Knitted toy for my friends daughter
Bathmat (either Mason Dixion or One Skien)
Drawstring Pouch (On the cover of Last Minute Knitted Gifts)
Felted Bowls (One Skien, also I think)

Let me know when you're done with those
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