I realise that many people survive quite happily with 10's of projects on the needles...but I'm not one of them. I'm a bit (ahem) of a control freak. And (sad confession) I tend to 'schedule' my knitting. I can juggle a portable sock (for commuting), a lace or complicated pattern for 'quiet' time and a simple project for tv time... but if I add a fourth project -where does it fit? Perhaps an excel spreadsheet with auto alarm functions is required....
CHECK THIS OUT: Next time you find yourself complaining to yourself about the 100, 200 or 300 stitches on your needle, or whinging because the yarn and needles are tooooooo fine check out this site The Princess Diaries . It's a blog of two people both tackling this gorgeous pattern from Heirloom Knitting . I've seen reference to rows with 865 stitches. eeeek!
It's an amazing project and I'll definitely be checking back there for updates. (Although for obvious reasons the blog seems to be more a 'once every few months' type blog than daily!) If you do check it out - leave them some encouragement. In one of the entries they compare knitting the shawl to running a marathon - and from my marathon experience I can say the encouragement from onlookers was always appreciated.
* Speaking of Zane Lowe the 'Reclaim the Hipness of the Knit' (aka get Zane to say the 'k' word) is still underway and still unsuccessful. I think I may be the only knitter who listens to Zane. (In fact I may be the only person over 25 who listens to Zane.)
But I won't give up easily. Or at all. I'm weird that way.