I don't know about you, but I can only take so much of the stuff.
It isn't to say that I don't like it; I do. I really, really do, but like anything else when you "have" to knit because of a deadline or maybe because you've promised someone you'd make something for them, it honestly becomes too, too much.
When this becomes the case, what do I do? I cleanse my palate.
I've just finished the manuscript for another book. This one took just about a year (which is why I've been quiet). Now that I'm free to pursue whatever craft or activity other than cleaning or cooking or going to the gym or insert-an-activity-here-that-moms-like-me-do-who-work-at-home the last thing I want to do is knit.
Since I turned in the manuscript, I have watercolored. I have molded clay. I have sewn a couple dresses (I'll show you later), and finally, I warped my Knitter's Loom and made a nice-sized linen scarf. In TWO DAYS.
Who could knit a scarf this size in TWO days? Two DAYS. No one. I don't care if you knit continental, or Eastern, or with a fancy belt, or through the back loops. Unless you knit with yarn the size of, say, a garden hose, you cannot knit a scarf just like this in two days.
7.5 Dent Ashford Heddle
Natural cotton Warp 28/2 with a couple stripes of lace weight Euroflax Linen in Cedarwood colorway
Weft is Shibui Linen in the Suit Colorway. I used less than 2 skeins.
The scarf measures about 12.5" wide and is at least 72" or longer.
TWO DAYS my friends, two days.
Now I feel like knitting again.
BTW: I let Girlfriend try it on. She reported that it was scratchy. "Oh, what she doesn't know about linen!" was all that I could think. It'll be dreamy in no time at all and last and last and last.