The Knit Picks Classic Lines Cardigan has killed my will to knit. Before it was just a suspicion, now it's confirmed. In my spring cleaning frenzy, I was going through my yarn stash, trying to bring some kind of order to it by sorting into space bags by yarn weight or putting the kits in a separate location, and I caught myself wistfully sighing over a handbag kit. Clearly, I wanted to knit. I did NOT want to knit further on that cardigan, though. I don't know why... it's a cute sweater. I'm doing it in my favorite colors. Maybe it's a combination of counting rounds for the stripes (six rounds apart) and counting rounds between increases and decreases (seven rounds apart). It's annoying. Sure, I can do it in my head without fancy gadgets, or count from my last one, but it's so *irritating* that for my particular size, the counts for the two are one round off. It seems to me a decent designer could create a pattern that doesn't KILL the joy of knitting.
During my stash-tossing (rotating the stash around, NOT throwing anything away, lol) I found and set aside my Mr. Foster and his outfits kit, and the Carmen Banana kit. I am determined to find the joy in knitting again, and what better way than cute, dressable knit toys? Size 1 and 3 needles though... sigh.
Maybe I need to find a bulky project.