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!

4 comments:

Jen said...

The anklets are cute! Good job!

I get into knitting slumps now and then. It's no big deal - I just do other things that do appeal to me until the urge to knit strikes again. It pays to be a multi-crafter!

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks, Jen. Good idea about being a multi-crafter. I'm a multi-crafter too, but lately (the past three years or so), all I've done is knitting. So I don't have any other projects in crocheting, tatting, beading, etc. in the works. I'll just keep looking for that elusive project to spark my interest, I guess...

Anonymous said...

I HEAR you. It felt like forever to finish my pair of these anklets. While I sort of liiked the lace part, I did not like the heel nor did Ilike the decrease method. I do like the color of yours. NancyB

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thank you, Nancy. I do like the way the lace cuff looks, but it gave me a lot of trouble. I haven't done enough pairs of socks to have a favorite heel or toe or decrease, etc. but I'm interested to hear what YOURS are and why!

Liz