Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Finish or Frog What???

So obviously, my plan to finish a project each Friday in February fell completely off track after the mugging.  I know knitting is supposed to bring you comfort and see you through the tough times.  But to be honest, for the past week, knitting has pretty much been the farthest thing from my mind.

Until yesterday.  Yesterday I started thinking about sweaters.  Actually, one sweater.  One sweater who's yarn was ready and waiting to be cast on.  I knew I had no business starting a new project until I finished up more WIPs, but the thought of casting on still nagged at me.  I knew I could stay strong.  I knew I could resist. I knew I had plenty of other projects to keep me busy.


And then I cast on anyway.

It seems to me, in times of stress I become a sweater knitter.  A year ago, while heart-broken over losing Charlie, the "Comfort Sweater" saw me through.

And so, the healing begins and the sweater progresses.  I think it's going to be a fairly quick knit . . . and anyway, K.C. is more than willing to knit a few rows too!

18 comments:

Qutecowgirl said...

Awwwww! that is so cute!

There are many ways to heal.

Dee said...

Looks like you'll be getting some help in the kitty-way.

Estella said...

Can't wait to see how your Amused turns out - that one is high on my list of things I want to make.

Knitting is great therapy!

bmom said...

That looks like a very cozy-comfy sweater. And KC is more than happy to help!

cpurl17 said...

oh look at that handsome tuxedo clad kitty!! what a sweetie!

Heide said...

Kitties really are the bestest helpers when it comes to knitting.

nanaknits said...

Having a kitty help is one of the funnest parts of knitting if you are blessed enough to have a kitty in your life. Warm thoughts and prayers to all of you!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Great idea! I've been having sweaters on the brain recently as well...

Beverly said...

it's always nice to know that when your spirit needs healing and the needles are going slow, there's a cat to take up the slack.

so glad pea is on the mend and you're feeling the ground under your feet. that's the first part of taking steps again.

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keeping you in my thoughts..

Knitting by the Pond said...

I love how curious KC is with your new sweater (and the yarn, of course!)

RaganEmma said...

LOL! KC looks more than willing to help out (either with knitting, or frogging if you need it).
:o)
Hurray for starting something new before finishing other projects!

JessaLu said...

Hey whatever it takes to help put your mind at ease...if startitis is it, then go with it. ;o)

Jennifer said...

That is one interesting kitty! Very cute. Yay for comfort sweater knitting. Hey, whatever sees you through is good!

Sonya said...

If casting on a new sweaters is calling, ignore the WIPs and do it, baby! That's going to be a great sweater. Appears to be K.C.-approved too.

Zonda said...

Hey, maybe while you're sleeping KC can knit for you ;) Knitting is soothing to me (at times :) I'm sure it'll help a lot!

Kathy said...

Oh Sweater therapy for you! For me it was socks. whatever soothes you! KC, such a tuxedo cat!

Andrea said...

Could KC be any cuter?!?!?

Debby said...

If your motivation is highest for a new sweater right now, then go with it! Don't be like me and slog through projects where you've lost the love...it kills your love of knitting and also the healing pretty quickly.

Besides, K.C. seems very excited about your new sweater, and she's going to help you knit even faster!!!

P.S. Robin of Yarn Crawl knit one of these, and hers came out beautifully. I'm sure yours will too!

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