I have started a lot of things in 2006 that I can't seem to motivate back to finishing. Some will eventually be finished or restarted but there are some that will never see the light of day because I already ripped them out.
First, this is Birdsong's version of the Ice Cream Hat (She also inspired me to take a look at some failed knitting objects from 2006). I started it and realized that there would be a huge number of ends and I had to pick up a lot of stitches. Somehow, I couldn't motivate myself to continue on so it was frogged. Too much work for a little bitty hat.
I also started a shrug, twice. Um, it took me a long time to realize that being big busted is not a good body type to wear a shrug that effectively works as a neon sign saying "Look at Me". Yep, that one went to the frog pond.
I have a couple of pi shawls that I need to tink back on and finish for charity. They are so close but I realized I HATE knitting pi shawls. So, in an effort to avoid that problem, I tried to make the shawl below a 1/2 pi shawl. Well, that didn't work so well once I got to row 50.....you see, with only 1/2 the stitches, it stops mid-repeat. This will be frogged this week.
I started a few things too....can't seem to motivate to do any knitting. My Dad needs slippers so I tried these. I don't like the way they look and I think he needs something sturdier with a sole and everything. So, I think LL Bean will be getting an order.
I started this scarf with leftover Misti Alpaca laceweight. For some reason, It wasn't working for me but I think I will try again on this in a couple of weeks. Easy, only 15 rows. I may do a provisional cast on since I have to pick up 92 stitches at some point with this scarf.
My Mom tried to take the fingerless gloves I made for my sister away from her at Christmas, even though they were green and my Mom loves purple. Since I had the Misti Alpaca leftover from the shawl I made her for Christmas, and the yarn matched her winter coat, I tried starting these last night on two short circulars but I think I will try them again on dpn's. If it works, I won't have to buy more yarn to make Mom a pair.I think maybe I just need a break and need to work on garter stitch scarves for awhile and leave the lace knitting for later, when my head is back into it.