I really meant it when I said I can’t focus. It takes me about 20-25 minutes to get the kids some sandwiches for lunch because I’m so easily distracted and then completely forget what I was doing. My husband says that, to some degree, this is what his life is like all the time! It is really something I am struggling with. I was always “type A” and great at seeing things through. I am now incredibly sympathetic to those who have focusing issues, particularly my daughter who is about to start Kindergarten. I know that focusing on the task at hand will be an issue for her, and I am ready to help in anyway that I can because now I understand.
I’ve been knitting for about a decade now, so a knitting project is always a good choice for me. I can do it with the lights out and my eyes closed. Perfect. I am working on the Minimalist Cardigan
by Ruthie Nussbaum
from the 2007 Interweave Knits
in RYC Cashsoft Aran
. I read a lot of complaints about how boring and repetitive the endless rows of moss stitch were, and I knew it was the perfect project for my “I can’t focus” issues.
Granted, I am now at the arm shaping and haven’t picked it up in a week. Details, details.
I believe that the 2007 Interweave Knits is the best issue to date. It has a bunch of timeless patterns that could easily be modified to fit the current trends. Of course, it also has (um.) some (eek.) duds (close call but I don’t like putting bulls-eyes on my boobs), but what publication is perfect? And all of them could easily be altered to be rockin’ with a simple (major) tuck of the sleeve, or snip of the thread!
Is there a book or magazine, knitting or otherwise, that you have found to be a hit? Pattern after pattern are just amazing, and you have knit/sewed/crafted your way through the whole thing?