Mar 1, 2015

The Spell is Broken

You've been  patient and  supportive while I've wrestled with a severe case of startitis. From your comments, it's clear many of us confront similar challenges as we struggle to balance life, knitting and active WIPs.

It's far too soon to declare victory, but COAT weather appears to have passed, the snowball strategy seems to be working and progress has been made. Simply writing that sentence brings a significant sense of relief, one that far exceeds the modest results.

Slicing and dicing the planned multi-piece towel and cloth set into segments turned a longer-term project into what will hopefully become a relatively steady stream of small FOs. Three cloths are off the needles, blocked and resting comfortably in waiting mode. To keep the larger project moving forward, I'll start another slice this week.

The purpose of the towel-cloth collection was to create a cheerful set for the guest bath and convert a handful of stashed cotton-blends into useful items. The cloths surfaced on the needles when I was overcome by a desperate desire to work on something (anything) bright with the promise of spring.

That desire continues unabated, so I've retrieved another colorful project from stasis and am close to finishing it. (I'll bore you with specific project details another day.)

At the moment, I'm happy and relieved to report the startitis spell appears to be broken ... for now.

To see what others are making, stop by KCCOSmall Things, Wisdom in Wonder and Natural Suburbia.


  1. I, too, need spring! I especially love the stripes!

  2. Lovely towels - and I love the stripes.

  3. great towels! i was stuck for awhile too. glad you were able to get going again. :)

  4. Strangely, I've been wondering all week how your snowball was coming along (strange because I only know you from this blog). I look forward to details of the pink and white creation.

  5. I love knitting washcloths! So fun, and quick! I love the pink and white stripes, so pretty.

  6. I love your knits. I think I need something bright and spring-like to work on also.

  7. Very happy and bright knits. I love knitting dish cloths, I give them for gift and am always asked for more.

  8. The stripes are awesome! I hope spring helps my wips as well.

  9. I don't think there's anything wrong with startitis! At the moment I'm going through a FINISH ALL THE THINGS phase, and as I have finished all the things and need to START something to do so...I'm a bit frustrated. I just don't have the patience to dig through the stash and library at the moment and figure out what I want to cast on, so I've ended up knitting hats that are memorised and I can cast on in my sleep...oh how I wish I'd had startitis a few weeks ago!

    Can't wait to see how the red and white project turns out.

  10. Ah spring, can't come soon enough here! I might have to get some daffodils and look for some pastel, spring yarn! Then I can just pretend until it comes!

  11. Startitis! Gaaaaaaa I love the towels and getting a project that is worthy to stick to is hard sometimes.


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