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. Peacock Chic

    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.

  2. allison

    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.

  3. Miss Muffy

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

  4. Michelle

    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 ?

  5. Debbie

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

  6. Andrea

    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!

  7. Tajhia

    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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