[pullquote]In Greek Mythology Sisyphus was a sinner condemned in Tartarus to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again. Every day he’d have to push that boulder up the hill knowing full well the next day he’d have to do it again and again and again for eternity.[/pullquote]Okay, so I am hereby admitting that having three big projects on the go at once was stupid. I’m not going to say it was a stupid idea because that would imply there was some thinking or planning involved. This was not an idea I had. The problem is that I WASN’T thinking and I just started these three big projects without thinking “Hey, you know, I already have these other major projects on the go. Maybe I shouldn’t add in another major project.”. I am a foolish woman.
The problem is now that I am craving completion. I need to complete a project. It doesn’t have to be one of the three biggies I have on the go, it just needs to be a knitting project that I can finish relatively quickly and easily. The longer I go without finishing a project the less fun knitting starts to feel. Going a long time without a finished project starts to make it all feel somewhat Sisyphus-ish. Endless toil that serves no purpose and with no reward. So I am very impatient to find a quick project that I can finish so that I can get back into the groove of things. I actually started a new project with this “just finish something” goal in mind. Here it is…
Um, yeah, I have no idea what the hell this was going to be.
The yarn is feltable and I think that was what I was thinking about when I started knitting, that maybe I would felt it, but still, I have no idea what it is supposed to end up as. Possibly a slipper? An oven mitt? A savagely misshapen hat? Your guess is as good as mine. I sincerely just started knitting without a plan, and now I have… whatever the hell that is. I’m to the point where I have to admit that it is pretty much the stupidest thing ever and there is nothing that I can make out of it that won’t just be a sad sad plop of what had been nice yarn, now ruined by lack of planning and impulsiveness. I will be frogging it. That yarn deserves better.
So attempt one at doing up a “quick fix” completion project was an utter utter failure. Embarrassing, but there you go. I shall frog and pretend it never happened, but that still leaves me with the problem of my needing a nice, solid, quick knitting project that I can complete relatively easily to regain the knitting motivation. I’m tempted to do something properly useless, like a mug cosy, but man…. mug cosies just make me sad. I sincerely don’t get their appeal. But I gotta do something and FINISH something soon.