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Denise: So Sharon, what's on your needles these days?
Sharon: Denise, I'm frustrated. I have 4 projects in progress, but I'm not excited or happy about any of them.
D: None of them? Sharon, this is awful. Tell us all about it.
S: My Laguna Blouse is bringing me down. As you can see in the picture, it's done except for the finish work. A few rows to even off the neckline, and a dozen or so ends to weave in. It looks fine on the hanger, but it doesn't look fine on me.
D: Why not, Sharon?
S: It actually fits perfectly. It's just not flattering. I made it exactly the wrong length. It needs to be longer by a good 2 inches or more. I can see how to fix it. I need to take out the bottom, and add length there. I'm just so tired of it already. This was supposed to be a quick easy knit. I've dragged it out forever, and now there's more to do.
D: I see exactly what you mean, and I do empathize. Would you like some more whine with this cheese, by the way?
S: Thank you, don't mind if I do.
D: Okay, what else?
S: My Diamond Patch sweater is progressing nicely. But I'm worried that this too will end up unflattering. And I keep getting sidetracked by the other projects. At this rate, I'll finish all my summer sweaters just in time for fall. I can't seem to keep my mind on any one thing.
D: Well, it is looking just fine. I think you should just keep up your routine. The point is to enjoy the knitting, isn't it? How about that kimono you were talking about recently? How's that coming?
S: Oh the yarn is lovely to work with. It's a beautiful colorway, and it's so soft in my hands. It's endless garter stitch, but that's just fine since my mind is so jumpy.
D: Oh, it is pretty. And if you remember to follow your meaurements and make it the right length, it will be perfect. And I see one other item you're working on there.
S: Yes, my Broadripple socks. They are taking forever too, but I don't have any sense of deadline with socks. I've given away the other two pair of Broadripple's I've made. This pair is for me. Just me.
D: So Sharon, what's all this frustration about? You have 3 projects that hold the potential to be perfect, and 1 that needs some additional TLC. Is that really anything to be so worked up about.
S: Gee Denise, can't a knitter moan and groan when she feels like it. (Big sigh) Okay, I'll stop complaining and get back to my knitting. One foot in front of the other. Learn from mistakes. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
D: There you have it folks. An indepth interview with a spoiled knitter who wants constant novelty and wants to quit when the project becomes the least bit challenging. Don't you wonder why she doesn't just knit fluffy scarves? (Big gasp) OH! OH DEAR! OH NO.....whine all over my white, hand-knit, silk dress! Red whine!
S: I'm so sorry, Denise. So clumsy of me.