Not that knitting the sweater was unpleasant. But as I got closer and closer to the end, I started thinking about what I would tackle next. So along with the growing urge to run off and pick up one of my various works-in-progress, I was beating off ideas for new designs with a stick. (Seriously, I had to draw them out in my sketchbook before they would leave me alone!) It got even worse once the actual knitting was finished and I had cast off. Then I blocked it (and I totally understand the knitter’s obsession with blocking now, there’s no way that stockinette would behave itself without the application of steam and a hot metal plate), wove in the ends, and seamed it. I was almost sweating with the effort it took to keep focused long enough to hand-sew the little cloth ties and sew them on. (It took me all day yesterday to do that one step.) But I stuck with it, and it’s beautiful! Look!
Of course, now that it’s completely finished, including photographic documentation and posting about it, I have no idea what I’m going to do next. 😯