On the left you see the back, one front and half of a front for the Side Tie Vest from the Summer 06 Vogue Knitting. It's a pretty quick knit, so one would think I should just finish it before moving on. Well, one would think that, but then that would demonstrate that "one" doesn't know me very well.
While knitting the 17 million rows of boring stockinng stitch for this vest I have been mentally moving on and thinking about the next project. I keep coming back (mentally) to the blue Butterfly Super 10 you see above there.
If you are a really really dedicated reader of this blog (and, really, who isn't?) you may recognize that yarn from a brief appearance as a cabled tank top. Well, due to
I kept wanting to frog it and do something else with the yarn but I hadn't found something that I really wanted to do with it. I love the color too much to make something I won't really wear that much, but I couldn't find anything that I both wanted to knit and wanted to wear. So, I kept it on the needles, knitting a round here and there. Some strange sense of obligation to the project (?) made me keep it on the needles like I had made a promise to the yarn or something. (It is slightly possible that the whole yarn thing is getting a little out of hand).
Today, while plodding through the first front, I decided to take out the cabled tank again. I looked at it and thought it looked a little wide. So I measured it and... It was a good 2 inches wider than it should have been (4 inches around)!! So...
As I was ripping it out, I had a flash of inspiration (see sketch in above picture). I actually planned it out and wrote out what I plan to do! I'm kind of excited to start.
Which brings me back to the title of this post: Self Discipline. Not my strong suit. I want to put down the Side Tie Vest and get going on the new project but I am using every ounce of self discipline that I have access to in order to finish the project on the needles first. (We will not speak of the many other projects on the needles. They are hidden away in the in progress trunk for a specific reason: denial) We'll see how that goes...