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Maybe if I tried my toes....

I am freaking losing my mind over here.

I have a massive care of startitis, coupled with a complete lack of inspiration on WHAT, exactly, I actually want to knit. This is not a good combo.

I've been traipsing around Ravelry and there are so many groups that need things. So many people are hurting in some way or another. I could start any number of things and be able to find a place for it. The problem is I don't know who or what I want to do.

I have an package ready to mail to Matthew's Gift, so that's off the table for just now. I needed a break from thinking about the lost babies. I know how those mothers feel. I've been there. I feel guilty that I need to step back, but I do.

I've been reading about Pine Ridge Reservation again. Do a bit of research, it's awful there. There are three groups on Ravelry that serve PRR: Bundles of Joy, which is a lot of baby knitting with occasional other goals thrown in. For the Children of Pine Ridge, which serves several organizations on PRR. And Afghan Squares for Pine Ridge, which is just what it sounds like. Pam Little Sparrow accepts afghan squares, preferably 6" or 12", and sews them into blankets for the Rez.

Then I found the group Hats and More for War-Torn Syria. Now, I've heard the talk about the refugees but I hadn't poked around that group much until last night. Y'all, they have photos of kids in the snow in sandals, with no coats. It's the ever loving lulu of poverty and destitution.

Half of me is paralyzed in horror, the other half screams KNIT.

I cast on a Pebble Vest today.


The yarn is a handspun, handpainted wool that has been in the stash for years. It's called "Dragon's Breath", according to the card that was on the hank. I wound it into a ball last night and cast on today. It's a nice yarn, not buttery soft but you can feel how warm it is and I plan to get a long-sleeved onesie and put it with the vest as a set. It will keep a baby warm.

But it's going to blasted ***SLOW***! I'm not knitting as fast as usual because the cable on this needle isn't as pliable as I'm used to, for one thing, and for another... I just don't know. I feel like I'm slogging through molasses.

I leaped into the stash again and found a ball of lavender wool. It wants to be something but cannot decide what. But if it does decide, then I will be knitting/crocheting that thing instead of the vest. *sigh*

Maybe I should try knitting with my toes.

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  1. I agree it takes great determination not to cast on too many projects. I know that I love it when I finish something but feel really panicky if I have too many projects in progress. So I just basically force myself to keep to one or two projects. I find that I knit faster that way because I am itching to start something else.

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