The upside? Overall, this approach is working. Typically, there's one major WIP on the needles along with a few projects in the concept and swatching stages. As a comparatively slow knitter, this hard-won restraint is the best way for me to start and finish a project within a reasonable timeframe.
The downside? Every now and then, the call of the wool is too strong to resist.
While the Twegen afghan in warm coffee tones continues to perk in the background, progress has slowed a bit. Why you ask? For reasons I can't explain, two stashed skeins of Tern (Quince & Co.) in Boothbay Blue and Oyster attracted my attention.
So simple. So sedate. So understated.
So sly and seductive. That humble little start quickly turned into this:
Then it grew into this:
And now it's evolved into this:
It's a concept I've been toying with for awhile and now that it's on the needles, it's revealed something quite terrifying: Shawls, like afghans and potato chips, are dangerously addictive.
Why didn't you warn me?