I am sitting here staring at my cowl and thinking about how much I a) love this pattern and b) how sick I am of knitting it.
Today, I have had more progress made on everything else in my life EXCEPT this cowl. I finished spinning yarn, crochet some hearts, wound stray skeins, brushed out Snugglebunny, and started this blog post. But, I only finished 2 rows of this cowl. I am at that delicate point in the project where if I don't finish it soon, it will make its way to the graveyard of unfinished projects.
Ugh, the graveyard of unfinished projects is a lonely plastic tub in the backroom of the store. It's the home to all my sad disappointments and unswatched projects. The next time you are thinking about not making a swatch, come talk to me. I will pull out the beautiful felted scarf project that shrank to a wide, short nightmare. Or, you can take a peak at the baby hat I made that was too small for anyone, including a baby squirrel. Besides swatching (or lack thereof) issues, I have some truly deplorable handspun skeins from my early days. I should just toss it all out. Start fresh. No more projects haunting me. But, I kind of like having the examples back there. It reminds me to take my time, check my gauge, and follow the pattern.
Well, at least I could try and make an honest effort to not add to the bin. I will finish this cowl.