Startitis is a condition knitters and crocheters experience when they want to start a new project (or 10) despite already having several projects on the go.
It’s usually accompanied by feelings of being unsettled. Commonly people don’t just start one project. They’ll toss around several projects they’ve been planning to make without being able to settle on one.
A scary aspect of startitis is that you never know what will trigger it. However, spending an extended period of time with your yarn hoard, in a local yarn store, or at a fiber festival are all known triggers.
I spent three pleasant hours on Sunday sorting my yarn to determine categories for storage. It should come as no surprise that I felt a bout of startitis coming on, but I was successfully able to fight it off. (Being on a knitting deadline will do that!)
Here is a taste of the projects I had to fend off.
If I start now I’ll be ready to wear it in the spring!
This Juniper Moon Farm Yearling in color #21-Rose Red is destined to become a Packer Pullover.
I have some blue Yearling I can use for the stripes, or I might make it one color. I haven’t decided yet.
Another Juniper Moon Farm treasure is this pack of Sabine in #10-Icicle.
Currently I’m planning to use my Sabine to knit the Vail Raglan from the JMF Sabine 2013 book, but that could change at a moment’s notice.
My mom, who doesn’t knit or crochet, was enchanted when she saw my bag of Noro Koromo yarn. Koromo is a worsted weight (4.5 sts/inch) Cotton/Wool/Silk blend that is available in six colors. I have color #2-Mauve, Lilac, Violet, Purple, Limoncello.
I’m planning to knit the Multidirectional Top from the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Noro Knitting Magazine. It has a unique construction and makes interesting use of the long color changes for which Noro is famous.
Deep in the archives is the Northanger Abbey Hood by Catherine Salter Bayar from the first issue of Jane Austen Knits magazine, which came out back in 2011.
I need to start knitting faster!
That’s Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in color #105-Icy Blue. That color is becoming hard to find, so you should stock up if you see it.
Another Jane Austen Knits project that has been in a my queue for a while is the Eliza Wrap from the 2012 issue.
What projects are lurking in your queue waiting for their turn?
Leave a comment with your tips for fighting off startits when it hits!