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The un-ending sweater

January 6, 2012
by Erin B

The first thing I ever tried to knit was a sweater. I was knitting along. Slowly. For months. Then I joined a knitting group and I brought it to group a few times. While I was there, I learned about patterns and sweater and promptly ripped out the whole thing and started again in with a new pattern.

And I knit away.

Once the project got too big to fit in my purse, I set it aside for a little while. I wanted a scarf. Then a pair of mitts. Then another pair of mitts because V had m first pair of mitts. Then a bunch of scarves for Christmas. I never really turned my back on it. I kept plugging a way. A few rows here, a few rows there. Slowly gaining ground.

Now I am at the almost done part. I have maybe 5 inches left on the final sleeve. Really only a couple of hours of knitting.

And I am so sick and tired of this sweater I never want to see it again.

It was a good pattern to learn on, but I have no real desire to finish or wear the sweater. I just want it to be done.

What I need is a good kick in the pants to finish it. Once it is done it can live in my closet for a while or maybe once it is blocked I’ll feel different. But for now, I want a sweater divorce. We have been fighting so long, I have lost all objectivity about this sweater. I no longer feel the love.

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