Friday, August 01, 2008

Anklets Finally Done

At last, I finished my Girl's Best Friend Anklets:

They came out pretty well, I think. But they were troublesome to knit. For some reason, I had a lot of trouble with the lace cuffs. The first time I started them, I got about an inch into it and had the wrong number of stitches, and NO idea how that happened. So I had to frog and start again. Here's a picture of the offending cuff, finally finished:

You'd think--at least, I did--that having gotten past the trouble point, and completing one cuff successfully, the cuff on the second sock would be easier...but, no. I had to take it out also and start over.

But at last they're done! And awaiting the first chilly day of autumn to premiere in all their glory on a foot near me. ;-) Or, two of them!

I'm in a rut now as far as knitting goes. Can't seem to decide what I want to work on. I have several projects started...okay, more than several. A bunch. I pick one up, work a few rows, then put it down. Repeat process with several other projects. Sigh. Whine. Try halfheartedly to convince myself that what I need is to cast on yet ANOTHER project, but I know that will just give me one more thing to leave lying around, unfinished.

It's not that I've lost interest in the projects. Or at least, not most of them. A couple of them may need to go to the frog pond. ;-) But most of them I truly want to finish...I just can't seem to overcome the inertia to work on them. Is it the pattern? The yarn? The heat of summer? The doldrums?

Have you ever gotten into a slump like this? What did you do to pull yourself out of it? All suggestions welcomed!