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wittyknits
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Posted - 01/22/2006 :  3:26:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit wittyknits's Homepage Send wittyknits a Private Message
I went out and bought all this gorgeous fingering weight Rowan last year, and beads and ribbon and have been planning on making Carlotta from Rowan 36. I sat around admiring the bag of yarn forever, thinking "I really need to be concentrating when I do this." Finally, I cast on and starting going on the back -- then discovered 2 major mistakes in my bead placement after about 7" of knitting. I frogged back to where it was right, but haven't been able to start again, because I am back to "I really need to be concentrating when I do this." So I totally understand what you mean!

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ChocolateTweed
New Pal

43 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2006 :  1:55:49 PM  Show Profile Send ChocolateTweed a Private Message
Maybe someone could have a Knit-Along for projects we are afraid to start? Knowing others are knitting for the same reasons might give us a sense of encouragement. The dilema of not starting because we worry about the end results, seems to prevent a lot of us from beginning! Just reading that there are others out there thinking along the same lines as myself, makes me feel better!

As a new knitter who wants to embrace a challenging project for all the obvious reasons, I truly suffer from self-inflicted Start-itis! I try to remind myself that I should knit for the experience and to learn new techniques, rather than for the end product. That way if the end result is less than my expectations... I don't have to cry so long! Fear certainly keeps us from what we want, doesn't it? ChocolateTweed
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JoanM
Chatty Knitter

Australia
316 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2006 :  7:05:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit JoanM's Homepage Send JoanM a Private Message
Oh wow, I didn't know I had so many hang ups till I started taking my knitting seriously. I am already a self confessed UFOlogist and started a support group for others with the same problems. (We have a fun blog which is open to all at
http://www.knittersanon.blogspot.com/ )
Now I see that I have failure to start on pet projectitis as well. I posted a picture of a beautiful Jaegar pattern on my blog in September and said it was my next project. I seem to go for safer baby knits



JoanM South Australia
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Kimaroo
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
425 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2006 :  8:36:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Kimaroo's Homepage Send Kimaroo a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ChocolateTweed

Maybe someone could have a Knit-Along for projects we are afraid to start? Knowing others are knitting for the same reasons might give us a sense of encouragement. The dilema of not starting because we worry about the end results, seems to prevent a lot of us from beginning! Just reading that there are others out there thinking along the same lines as myself, makes me feel better!



I completely agree.. which is why I'm strongly considering starting the Traveling Cables Cardigan KAL.. I have looked far and wide and not found one.. and I know lots of knitters love this sweater.. so it wouldn't be a terrible idea..

Hm.. yes indeed. I think so.

-Kim-

The Kimmish Knitting Blog
Travelling Cables Cardigan KAL
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