Friday, May 16, 2008
This week I was compelled, forced really, by my own mind to cast on a new project. This is made even stranger by the fact that I feel 85% certain that this project will turn out awful.
What would propel me to cast on for the Cable Luxe Tunic? I can't really explain it!
I've looked at other finished projects on Ravelry, and this project is usually a dog. I've read posts over on the knitting boards and most people who knit it hate it. So what is wrong with me?
I think it must be the sound of the cable siren. I just can't seem to resist the cables. And if I think about it, I also really like the garter stitch part of the yoke too. Ever since Melissa posted her garter stitch yoke sweater, I've wanted to do one.
My plan is to knit the yoke, cable and garter stitch, and then see what happens next. Maybe sanity will have returned by then. Maybe I'll come up with an alternative. Maybe I'll knit the sweater as planned and just see how terrible it will end up.
Call me crazy .. it would make sense that I'd gone over the sanity edge... work is pushing me as hard as it can these days. I'm gonna embrace my insanity and knit on though!
(Cascade 220 is the yarn being sacraficed for this crazy experiment.)