Tuesday, May 19, 2009


the past few weeks I've been struggling with FINISHING anything! just when I get started, I have to stop. when I think I've finished, something else is added to the task. when I schedule the time, another priority takes it's spot. ever feel like a pinball, being thrown this way and that?pretty much me.

but when erin posted about finishing, I immediately thought of two knitting projects I could easily complete in an evening. last night I finished:

another chunky knit beanie and my so called scarf. both repeats. both from stash yarn. yeah! these will be tucked away in my gift drawer for Christmas gift giving. now onto that advent project, and oh yeah, I'm still percolating about my february lady sweater.
hope you have a week of finishing.
it is remarkable that no matter how many months or years you've been knitting
or how many things you accomplish as a knitter,
the thrill of a finished piece will likely never leave you.
you can make a thousand sweaters and
still the end of each one will be profoundly marked
by genuine pride and the childish (but appropriate) thought,
"look, I made it myself!"
stephenie pearl mcphee 2009 calendar


a friend to knit with said...

oh, i love that erin inspired you to finish two projects!!! this is what it is all about. : )
and yes. i too am a pinball.
life is good and bouncy. : )

stitching under oaks said...

great job, you finisher, you! Love that scarf....you should keep it!!! Hope your week is full of blessings!

Sigrun said...

I LOVE the scarf. I don't recognize the pattern stitch. The pinball sensation, I believe, comes with motherhood. That's why we are so well designed for multitasking. I often wish Multitasking always translated into multifinishing. :)

Sigrun said...

Oops, I forgot--can you leave a comment on my blog with the pattern source, or a brief description of the pattern?

larissa said...

way to go on finishing not one but two projects! I love your scarf. i know all about the pinball feeling - but at least we're never bored!

Journeying Five said...

tonight i feel like a worn out pinball that needs to avoid the bouncy things for a while, sleep would be a great start! Love the scarf, it is beautiful and unique!