“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
It is Saturday, it is quiet, the weather is fairly grey, I have no obligations and nothing demanding my attention (other than cleaning and laundry, which don’t count). Today is a perfect day to sit and knit.
Furthermore, I am surrounded by knitting paraphernalia. There is no shortage in my house of yarn, needles, pattern books, and haberdashery of all kinds. Yet, despite being filled with a desire to knit, I cannot find any knitting project to work on now. I have spent hours pouring through options to no avail. I don’t feel like working on any project that I have on the needles already and can’t make up my mind about casting on something new.
I think that I am overwhelmed by choice. Yesterday, I had business in London and managed to stop by Loop. I actually spent an hour trying to find something to buy!!!! There I was in a fantastic yarn shop with two luscious floors of beautiful yarns and ideas galore, and nothing jumped out at me and said “Knit me now!” I finally picked out a lovely kit for a cowl (the Tuli Cowl by Fiona Alice in Peony and Cafe Latte, pictured below). However, I decided that I should wash the pink yarn before knitting so the colour doesn’t bleed, which means that this one is out of the running for something to knit today.
And to be very truthful, even if I hadn’t washed the pink yarn, I’m not sure I would be casting this on today. I am STALLED. I don’t know whether to blame ennui, the start of my busy time at work, a persistant headache, the changing weather, or the paradox of choice. I’m going to go with the last one, however, because it sounds cooler.
What are you working on this weekend? Let me know so that I can live vicariously…