Do you ever get the feeling that you really want to be knitting -- even when you're already knitting? Even though I have a few things on the needles (Na Craga is languishing in a basket, I cast on for a Shetland Triangle using some gorgeous laceweight I bought from the A Verb for Keeping Warm booth at stitches, and I've also got a garter stitch blanket in progress, not to mention various other UFOs buried in the depths of my closet), I still keep feeling the urge to cast on for something new.
That's the problem with having a stash -- once a few skeins start whispering "knit me!" the rest start to pick up the refrain. It's hard to resist. I bought a few skeins of Malabrigo Sock from WEBS recently (my brother gave me a gift certificate for Christmas, and I think I showed admirable restraint in waiting this long to use it), and I'm just itching to use every single buttery soft skein. It is taking a lot of willpower to just leave them on my desk.
The funny thing is, I still feel like I'm in the "auditions" phase with every project I'm working on right now. None of them has taken on a starring role, like the last couple of sweaters I've knit did. None is a diva, demanding all of my attention. They're all perfectly nice projects, they just aren't jumping into the spotlight, singing and dancing. (The garter stitch blanket is cute, though, isn't it? I'm surprised I haven't seen more of these around. Ravelry shows only 195 projects, which seems kind of low, considering how satisfying and simple it is.)
So maybe I should wind up a skein of this luscious sock stuff. The only other pair of socks I have on the needles has mysteriously vanished. These socks managed to make it from Japan to Thailand back home without incident, and now I suspect they have disappeared into some mysterious vortex in my living room. Or possibly the bedroom. It's a small house, but it's messy. Since I can't find them, maybe they don't count as a current project. And in that case, you could say that I don't have a pair of socks currently on the needles, which I think might be a violation of some very basic sock knitter principles. Casting on a new pair will restore balance and harmony to the universe. And maybe take the edge off of this startitis. Anyway, if you see one and three-quarters of a pair of socks in Noro Silk Garden Sock wandering the streets, tell them that I'm not angry, I'd just like them to come home.