Like the dishes.
Or tidying the spare room.
This would annoy me less if it meant that my house was now a pristine shining show-home. But it isn't. It seems I get distracted by something else (usually paper, ink and glitter) before I actually do the dishes or tidying.
The Princess continues to defy all sensible construction traditions. Having picked up the 865ish stitches for the wide border I had a moment of optimism when I thought "oh - at least I have the rows getting shorter to look forward to".
The wide border begins with 865 stitches and 220 rows later it still has 865 stitches.
I half-heartedly started working on this sock in the hope it'll spark the knitting fires. So far, it's just resulted in a 3/4 finished sock.
In fact the most yarn action I've had this week was inspired by some earrings that my friend the Caked Crusader pointed out to me - with the question "How cute are these?" And I had to agree they are darn cute. (There are a LOT of really cute (and sometimes odd!) things there - the knitted knitting octopus is amazing and there's a pattern! The necklaces are sweet too.)
Realising that I had yarn (which at my current knitting rate was never going to be anything but yarn), and beads, I figured I could probably make a pair. So I did.
Not quite as tidy as the originals -- winding little balls of yarn neatly is way harder than I expected it to be.
Perhaps I should take it as a good sign that while making my second pair, the temptation of little needles and small balls of yarn meant I started making these:
So maybe the knitting drought is ending!