Startitis Paralysis

I’ve wanted to start things for weeks, months. I want to start a shawl. I can’t decide which one. I want to start a Christmas stocking. I can’t pick out a pattern. I want to knit a baby blanket rather than crochet one. I can’t pick a pattern for one of those, either.

Many years ago, I saw a knit Christmas stocking that I really liked. I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t just buy it. It was at Gardner Village and I absolutely adore everything about that place.I suppose I thought “hey, I can just knit that” and then didn’t even bother to take notes on what it looked like. It was years before I had a cell phone with a camera and it would have been much too rude to take a picture of it anyway. I’ve been looking for just the right one ever since. I’ve looked through several patterns and I just don’t seem to find The One.

I’ve accepted that this isn’t the stocking that I really wanted, but, you can’t really go wrong with candy cane stripes.

I don’t like to weave in ends, so I’m carrying the other color up the inside.

This is a feisty little one. It will soon learn some respect.