Every year at some point between May and September, I get startitus. I'm not talking about casting on a handful of projects. This year I'm talking about casting on 11 projects at a rate of 1 or 2 a week since the end of May, and I'm still at it! I have at least 4 more projects lined up in my head waiting to go and I'm now at the point where I'm starting stealing needles and interchangeable tips from other older projects to satisfy my startitus.
September and October sees the start of the frogging season, which will involve me going through all my cast on projects and selecting those that I've started in a moment of knitting madness and frogging them.
In November I suddenly realise I'm going to end the year with lots of WIPs, and I want a clean slate, so finishing projects becomes the order of the day and I work like fury on what is cast on in the vain hope that the "big four" that pre-date the start of 2013 will miraculously complete themselves so I can have a clean slate. Sadly my normal tactics for achieving this are to work the smallest projects or those closest to completion, this year one of the "big four' might make it into that category:
This beauty, designed by my friend Felix and knitted in Toft Alpaca is a scarf for DH. When I run out of one of the two dark colours it'll be time to put on the top garter border and work garter borders on each side. I'm getting very close to using the dark colours up. Maybe I start 2014 with "big 3" instaed of "big four".
I do also finish projects; Unsinkable, is done and looking great. I'd really recommend it as a pattern to showcase a single skein of luscious fingering yarn. Kristen Kapur has done a great job with the design.