startitis – to the max

Let’s see – deadline knitting? Check. Half-finished sweaters? Check. New projects left and right? Check and check.

I started this piece a few weeks ago as some mindless back-and-forth for knit night, and haven’t really worked on it since. It’s a simple top-down raglan in some coned cashmere that I bought from Colourmart on ebay ages ago.

tweed top-down

Then there’s this, which I thought was just really cute and have wanted to make for a long while. Teva Durham’s Leaf Cravat, in Handmaiden Casbah (held double) on 4 mm needles.

leafy cravat

Is it still startitis if you actually finish the thing really quick? I started Gretel from Ysolda on Thursday, and finished it up on Friday. FO photos soon!

gretel in progress






11 responses to “startitis – to the max”

  1. Stephanie Avatar

    I love the yarn you used to start the cashmere sweater! Great color.

  2. Natalie B Avatar
    Natalie B

    I love that green!!

  3. Julie Avatar

    Cashmere and tweed?! Looks delish.

  4. Peacock Chic Avatar

    wow I love that cashmere yarn. I have already gone over to colourmart to look at the selection.

    The Gretel is coming out fabulous as well.

  5. allison Avatar

    I personally think that those “mindless” knitting projects shouldn’t count as extra WIPs…
    Also, I just knit up Gretel myself, and I loved how fast it went. Can’t wait to see your finished version.

  6. Dove Avatar

    I don’t think it’s statitis if you cast on quickly but finish the thing quickly, too.

  7. Miss Muffy Avatar

    Mmm…that tweedy cashmere is great! I’ll be knitting another Gretel when I finish some gift knitting. What yarn is that – malabrigo?

  8. Michelle Avatar

    Love the cashmere your using. Did you wash the cashmere first? Or are you using it from the cone unwashed? I ask because I bought some recently from Colourmart and haven’t used it yet. Not sure if I should wash it before or after. Is this your first time using it ?

  9. Debbie Avatar

    I will be waiting right here to see the finished products!! I love the blue (or gray) of Gretel!

  10. Andrea Avatar

    Ohhh Gretel is next in line for me! The only reason it doesn’t currently reside happily on my head is because I really owe Marc his finished Christmas sweater and have promised to cast-on nothing until it’s done.

    Cashmere AND tweed – heaven!

  11. Tajhia Avatar

    I agree with the person who said it wasn’t startitis if you finish the project quickly….. And I have plans on starting a Gretel Beret very soon too…

    I also suffer badly from startitis….

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