a less selfless knitter

I love knitting, and I love knitting sweaters. But I am at a weary point. Taking stock, I see why. I’ve knit two sweaters for Afghans for Afghans — a top-down raglan Cardigan for the Ravelympics, and a bottom-up Elizabeth Zimmermann percentage sweater. Plus two pairs of socks and a pair of mittens.

I am almost done with the much-frogged Ariann Sweater for my little cousin — only the collar to finish in garter stitch, weaving in ends, sewing on buttons and blocking. I’m doing another percentage sweater for A4A and almost at the point where you do some short rows at the neck before the neck ribbing. That’s two sweaters more than 90 percent done.

And then I realized: I am tired of knitting for others. I haven’t knit for myself since (quickly checking Ravelry) July 1st (not counting the pair of mittens I knit, since it hasn’t been cold enough to wear them). I am weary of all this “big project” knitting” as well. Next-up: a couple of smaller, selfish projects.

I think I’ll get the sweaters done soon — I’d like to, and I need to finish one of them by the middle of October to mail.

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