Crime & Punishment

It’s time for me to come clean y’all!  I mean really clean.  Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Let me tell y’all what has happened to me.  😳

A few weeks ago, I had the audacity to respond to Andi’s post “Thoughts on Finishing Things” and stated that I’m now a monogamous crafter.   I even went on to say that my “Mood Blanket” project was keeping me on the straight and narrow and that I didn’t suffer from cast-on-itis anymore.  I absolutely didn’t plan to tell such lies!   I was so proud of myself with my  … errrr … alleged …. one Mood Blanket project.  But then my W.I.P (work in progress) basket started to mock me.  I mean — it showed absolutely no respect!  Called me a liar!  Had projects all up and through my apt — on my work table, on my couch, on my night stand and even in my bed!   Taunting me like “monogamy, what is that m’lady”?

Then exposed me it did:

Laurie's beanie

It showed me the beanie I need to add 1 inch of stockinette too, then decrease for my friend Laurie.  Plus it reminded me of the purple pom-pom I need to finish it off with.


Then I got slammed with two at a time socks that’s been sitting in my yarn bowl for the last three months.  I’ve been promising to make socks since last year. 😳

Mood Blanket Progress

I tried to hide, but was accosted by my mood blanket that’s stuck at 2.5 rounds behind.  Oye vey!!!!   She’s a demanding beauty that one.  Le sigh!

Julian's Blanket

Then I got blasted with the fact that I started Julian’s blanket last week after the Tax Office tried to sandbag me with a crazy bill, but I don’t like garter stitch in Stylecraft’s DK yarn so I hauled out some worsted in sea blue colours, only to have them sit there waiting for a start date.    This blanket was supposed to be done since last year; he’s going to be 1 in August, in a mere few weeks.  Bigger Le Sigh!

By this time, I was whimpering, asking my WIP basket not to charge me with treasonous lying behavior, to give me another chance and I got one.  I got my sentence lessened based on the fact that I actually finished a project  this week.  It was my HPKCHC project for my Defense of Dark Arts class.   This project is the “Big Lace Scarf” which was perfect for newbie lace knitters, but let me not digress.


Although I had that project to help me out a little, the fact that I had a mojito then cast on my first colourwork hat on Monday night and worked on it up to midnight ended any graciousness my WIP basket had for me.   An alcohol induced cast-on!  Treason!!!!!   In my defense, I had tried to start this project on the train earlier in the day, but my needles separated while I was doing the ribbing so I waited until later.  What?!!!! That’s the truth!  With all that drama and the fact that I had the nerve to cast on yet another project — woooo Nellie — not even the sweetness of the colourwork gave me favor.

First Colourwork Hat

My sentence: Finish all these (except for the mood blanket) and make progress on my sweater before Stitches East (October 9th 2014).   Finish them or be sentenced to the Monogamy Tower with no chance of parole or leniency.  Without opportunity to start new projects or practice new techniques .  Finish them and showcase each of them in their own F.O. post by or before the deadline or be forever known as a starter, never a finisher!

That’s too heavy a price for me to pay for not being monogamous.  I have a day off on Friday; I intend to get up early, put on pretty pjs and designate the long weekend as time served for these projects.  Will any of you be in the cells above, below or next to me?  I know I’m not the only one.  Maybe we can commiserate through the walls?  😦

13 thoughts on “Crime & Punishment

  1. Rae August 4, 2014 / 9:31 am

    This post cracked me up 😀 I started another knitting project this weekend because I needed to have something mindless to work on while reading… nevermind that I have several previous mindless projects sitting around just needing their finishing work! Even though I’ve been out of school for years, I think summer will always cause me to feel a bit undisciplined.

    • Nicky August 4, 2014 / 10:34 am

      LOLOL! Although I’m in “jail” I took out some Madeline Tosh chunky to cake for my trip to Philly over the weekend. Like I don’t have enough for mindless projects I can take on that bus ride to and fro. Just insane. At this rate, I’ll never get out of WIP jail! 😀

  2. Preeti August 1, 2014 / 11:40 am

    Hahaha, this post made me laugh so hard!!!!! I know that mocking voice of the WIP basket all too well and yet, I keep casting on new projects (have two shawls on the needles but cast on Stripe Study yesterday, shhh!) Your resolve to finish those WIPs before any other project ‘accidentally’ happen to get on the needles is excellent. October of this year? You’ve got LOADS-ish of time especially given that you’re half way through a couple projects already! Just keep knitting 🙂

    • Nicky August 1, 2014 / 10:30 pm

      Can you believe it? First I didn’t get the day off again and secondly — I just ripped the beanie all the way out. I’m nuts I tell you; jail is not going away anytime soon if I keep this behavior up! 😀

  3. Opal August 1, 2014 / 5:21 am

    I’ve been there before. Although recently, I have been very good! This weekend, I plan to hang with my daughter – just like I always do, weave and take breaks by knitting on a “dreadlock tube.”

    • Nicky August 1, 2014 / 10:31 pm

      I need tips on being good! Right now, I have 4 books on my bed getting ready to cast on again! 😀

  4. Tracey July 30, 2014 / 10:21 am

    You are so funny! No, you are not the only one, but I am not going to worry about it. I am enjoying my knitting right now and that’s what counts, right? 🙂

    • Nicky July 30, 2014 / 8:48 pm

      😀 Yes indeed, that’s what really counts — enjoying our craft. I need to send my WIP basket that memo though. I swear projects multiply when I’m not looking. After I posted, guess what I found? Yep another one! My Hitchhiker. I’m almost finished my friend’s beanie so I guess it’s one for one out! LOLOL!

  5. freshy July 30, 2014 / 12:36 am

    Oh, girl…. I feel your pain and have often given myself similar sentences… most of which I have yet to complete. I hope you serve your time swiftly so you can start your next startitis spree 🙂

    • Nicky July 30, 2014 / 8:46 pm

      Fresssssssssssssssssssssssshy!!!! Where have you been lady? Hope you’re back to showing off those gorgeous projects soon.

      As for me, I’m working on the beanie for my friend as we speak! I’m fixing to get out of jail soonest! 😀

      • freshy July 31, 2014 / 9:54 pm

        I know!!! I’m trying to get back into the blogosphere. It’s just so hard now that I don’t work on a computer all day. When am I supposed to read all my blogs and write my posts?!?!

        Well, I hope you get out of knitting jail soon 😉 Life’s more fun on the outside with WIP’s piling up!

        Any plans on going to Rhinebeck this year?

        • Nicky August 1, 2014 / 10:35 pm

          LOLOL! I’m still waiting for you to come back to blogging. Did you go back to the yarn store when you came back from your trip?

          Rhinebeck … sweet Rhinebeck. I was going to pass this year but all things being well yes I’m coming. I was going to pass because my friend and I are going to Stitches East and I’m kinda on a yarn diet but I need yarn bowl, some practice spinning fibre and there’s always a need for wine! This year, I’m going to really rack up on the wine; I’m bring a pulling bag to load all that into! Yeah … I love wine like that! 😀 Are you coming?

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