I'm referring of course to the phenomenon known as "cast on all things" (COAT), a distracting but non-life-threatening condition that lurks in the shadows waiting to snare unwary knitters.
And snared I have been.
(Clockwise: cloth set; mitts; test swatches; cardigan)
Sadly, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I've been diligently swatching and casting on for all sorts of projects, so many in fact, I'm beginning to run out of the over-sized bowls I use to corral WIPs.
Some of the projects have a definite future, others are on much more tenuous ground, and let's not discuss those that aren't pictured.
The real problem? The recent cluster of cast-ons contradicts my commitment to focus on one or two primary projects and finish them before I start more. Because my knitting time is limited, one smallish project coupled with one mid- to large project tends to offer the right mix.
Obviously, I'm way past that point. The problem is magnified by a flurry of designs that are on the drawing board and eager to leap on the needles. I've tried consoling myself with the reminder this happens to most of us at one time or another, and one day soon, I'll stumble across my misplaced ability to focus, which is undoubtedly buried in a snow bank, hiding under a pile of yarn or cowering in the stash cupboard.
Meanwhile, I've been eyeing this lovely Cash Vero and wondering if perhaps I should cast on a cardigan ...
It appears COAT weather might be here to stay.
Stop by Frontier Dreams, Small Things, Wisdom in Wonder and Natural Suburbia to see what everyone is making.