Or at least I don't think I have discussed it at length yet.
It's the Bayerische sock I am knitting with the yarn I dyed pink myself. I started this SIP at Charlotte Yarn when I visited Fun Fairie Girl and Turtlegirl last month. I managed to cast on, knit the ribbing, decided that I sample of SOAK and it wasn't worth whipping out the credit card for $1.75, so I bought a pair of Addi Lace circs (size 1), got settled back into my chair, knit about a repeat and a half (around 20 rows) put it down to chat and then it just sat. In bag getting ignored.
It's not you it's me. Your a gorgeous pattern and the points on your needles are all sharp. It's just...You see, I'm a tight knitter. And when I'm around you, I crank up the tension between us trying to get your cables just so. Your cables are lovely and they flow in delicate little designs. So you see it's like I said before. I can't help but to pull hard on your strings...and I may not totally love your coloring.
I am thinking about over dyeing with Black Cherry once I finish this sock. This pattern is really more suited to a solid color in my opinion. I have a hard time purchasing any other colors for socks than my lovely variegated skeins. I thought that I could get by using a semi-solid. However, in less than three inches, I believe that Bayerische has proven me wrong. It requires a total of one color in one hue. The cabling is enough to keep you interested in what your doing.
Speaking of interesting, I don't think that I will be giving all my hard work on this sock away as planned. Mainly, because I think after I finish one sock it may be a while before I knit the second. Like, never-kind-of-a-long-while. Honestly, I think I picked up this sock because I wanted to prove to myself that I was a Knitter, not a knitter. I like simple projects. I know that there aren't many techniques that I can't eventually figure out. So, why did I need to prove this to myself? Because I like self imposed tribulation? Am I some sort of masochist?
Why for the life of me will I not give up this project now that I know my more than slightly unsound reasoning for starting it? Does anyone else do this to themselves? Or is it just me?
Am I alone in my struggle? Does any one else do this ever?