Black Sweater Blues...

I have a bad case of the black sweater blues. Shortly after Christmas I cast on for another top down, in the round, raglan. I'd just completed my first top down sweater and was anxious to get started on another and since I didn't own a simple black sweater, it seemed like the ideal project. UGH!

I'm soooooo tired of knitting and nothing but black I could scream. I'll pick it up knit 5 or six rounds and then I have to put it down, it's utter boredom. You really can't see the stitches, it's just this massive black blob in your lap...and it seems like it's taking forever to knit the body of the sweater. I measure the damn thing 3 or 4 times a day and it never seems to get any longer. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It's the knitters nightmare, a project that won't end.

I know after it's finished I'll be happy that I did it, but in the meantime, I feel like I've created a monster that won't die.

That's my whine for the day. Sorry.


twistknit's picture

All black does make you bonkers. I's hard to see the texture of the stitches so it can be pointless to do different types of stitch paterns. I like to switch back and forth between projects when I get bored with looking at one color.

gaynnyc's picture

Fortunately, I do have another project on the needles, a pair of camouflage socks. One down one to go.

I finally got to the ribbing this morning, so I see and end in sight on the body of that damn sweater. The arms should go fairly quickly, (he says hopefully). If not, it may be come a sweater vest with cap sleeves!

potterdc's picture

LOL. When I first read your post I thought to myself "Oh yeah, I don't have a black sweater...and I need one." Then your post sunk in and I was reminded of a time I went to knit a black shawl for a friend out of some really nice black cotton yarn from Italy. Took me forever and I hated it for the entire knitting ride.

Maybe the GAP has a nice black sweater on sale....

Jonathan in DC

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