Do you ever get bored with your projects? I sure do. I got so excited finishing my Black Diamond cowl that I got ambitious and pulled out my oldest WIP, the Playful Stripes blanket. I’m using bright colors of Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Cotton so it should be fun, right?
Ha. Not so much. My first hurdle was that I’d started this back when I was still purling wrong, so I had to endure an annoying row of knitting into twisted stitches. After that, I got to switch to a contrasting color stripe and that was fun, but too soon I was back to the blue stockinette. And even though I made it to another contrast color, I still feel like I’m just plodding through it. I love the colors, and I think I’ll love the finished blanket, but the knitting of it is boring me!
My other regular knitting project has been kind of boring too. My Hill & Dale cowl has been my travel/ lunch break knitting, and let me tell you: six inches of moss stitch gets tiresome. I finally made it to the ribbed section yesterday, so this one should be finished pretty quick. Then maybe I’ll promote the blanket to lunch break knitting, and get back to something more exciting at home.
I do have a couple of finished hats, though. Today was a snow day for the kids, and I decided to join them and use the opportunity to complete a messy bun hat order. These hats are so fast to make!
Oh, and I had a lot of help today. It’s very cold, so Grace thinks she needs to be laying on me at all times. She’s cute, but a bit of a hindrance at times.
What’s the most boring project you’ve ever made? Have you ever given up on something just because it was so boring?
I like those mindless knitting projects for on the go. Train travels, long drives, chatting with friends – all the perfect times for simple knitting projects 🙂
Oh yes, it would be great for longer travel! Sadly I don’t have any train travel or long drives in my near future, but yep, it’ll be perfect for when I’m at knitting group!
You’ll be binding off in no time 🙂
Here’s hoping! 🙂
Your projects are lovely! Do keep going. I can usually make it through boring knitting. I lose interest when something gets “hard”. Putting together the parts of anything, learning something new when I have the wrong mindset or knitting something I know has issues keeps me from having interest in the project.
I know how that feels too. I definitely have to be in the right mood to knit more challenging projects. Maybe that’s why we all have so many WIPs–to meet our moods!
Oh no! I have to say the chevron blanket I’m making is entirely in single crochet so not a fast grower and I’m trying hard to just plod on with it. I rarely get bored with other projects, unless I’m making the same thing over and over. Hope you get all yours finished. 😊
Oh my! Yes, I’ve done some crochet chevron blankets, but not in single crochet. That would definitely be a struggle! Good luck making it to the finish line!!
Thanks 😊 luckily it’s toddler sized!
I have a linen stitch scarf that I was in ❤ with to begin . . . and now: ugh. I refuse. Maybe I'll turn it into car knitting and I'll like it more 🙂
Oh yeah, linen stitch. That’s a tough one. I did two cowls with that and even though I think they’re lovely I can’t bring myself to knit linen stitch again! Good luck!
It’s constant having to count and pay attention and concentrate that gets me down. In the past I abandoned a 4 ply 4 row pattern repeat baby shawl. The baby got too big and then the moth got it! Moss stitch does grow very slowly. Good luck with finishing everything.
Oh, that’s sad–darn those moths!
I made a crochet afghan for a king size bed that took me six months to make! It was done in one piece and the pattern repetition really got to me! I prefer patterns that keep me thinking and counting or my mind goes numb & bored.
Holy moly! I can’t imagine making an afghan that large! That was quite a commitment–hopefully it was for you so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Actually it was a gift for some close friends of ours. I told my wife of she wants one I’ll teach her to crochet! 😆
I like the hats. Greyt for swinging a pony tail through
A few months ago I cast on an Adult Surprise Jacket in fingering weight yarn (I bought it by the pound at a sale) and it is sooooooooooooo booooooooring. Stripes haven’t even saved it. I take it out to the knitting club so I guess it’ll get done in twenty years!
Oh, golly, that’s an awful lot of garter stitch. I’d be bored to tears too! Hope taking it to knitting club helps you finish it!
At knitting club we joked about it because I said it was my go to for knitting club knitting. They had me old and gray in the nurse home in the future still knitting this. LOL
Your projects look great! I’ve been working on an easy, but boring project for a year and a half now. It’s a slip stitch blanket that is pretty and should be a quick knit, but for some reason I can only work a couple of rows before I’m so bored I have to move on to something else.
There’s something about slip stitches, isn’t there?? I can’t knit them for long either before I’m desperate to get away!
I once embarked upon a jumper in 4 ply yarn, using a lace pattern. It went wrong so many times that it probably bore no resemblance to the pattern-deviser’s original intentions – but hey, it was still lace, so it would have looked good from a distance. However, in the end, the prospect of possible decades spent trying to complete the garment overwhelmed me. I’ve kept the completed bits and intend to do something creative with them one day, but at the moment I just can’t be bothered…
Oh my! I probably would have abandoned that one too! Sometimes we’re too ambitious for our own good, I think.
Dont worry it happens to us all! I started a row a day blanket but by month 2 i got so bored that i turned it into a garish shrug because i just couldnt face doing it everyday!
Haha! Yeah, I’d probably do the same. I like the idea of the temperature blankets but don’t think they’d hold my interest!
I really like that blanket but I understand how it could be boring to knit. That’s usually the point where I start deciding if I want to finish or frog!
It’s a slip stitch blanket that is pretty and should be a quick knit, but for some reason I can only work a couple of rows before I’m so bored I have to move on to something else. It went wrong so many times that it probably bore no resemblance to the pattern-deviser’s original intentions – but hey, it was still lace, so it would have looked good from a distance.
Oh man, slip stitch patterns kill me. I made two Honey Cowls and they’re beautiful but I don’t know if I can do slip stitch ever again! Good luck!