The Struggle is Real

I just learned that June 8 is World Wide Knit In Public Day. I know, I know! I am out of touch with the important things in life!

This realization leaves me with a dilemma.

I will be in public that day. And even though I won’t be able to attend an official event, I could still participate by, you know, actually knitting in public! 

Except … except … after the podcast where Kristen and I spent so much time discussing limiting works in progress (WIPs) to focus on completion of one item at a time, I swore to myself that I would finish Angelique before starting any new knitting projects. And I absolutely cannot make progress on Angelique if I am anywhere except my kitchen table, brow furrowed, counting stitches within a repeat, with no distractions at all. That is, the exact opposite of being in public.

The Angelique shawl ... row 17
The Angelique shawl … row 17

But if I cast on something new – something easy and fun enough to knit in public – I am worried I will never find my way back to Angelique.

My craft closet already hides one abandoned knitting WIP, apparently a sweater. I failed to print any pattern pages with its name or photo, so I have no idea what it was. All I know is that it is a cardigan with lace in it somewhere. It matches nothing listed on my Ravelry projects page or queue. I am not even sure where I left off! Maybe I will figure it out or just frog and repurpose the yarn.  For the second time… this was the same yarn used in my failed attempt to knit the Spring Garden Tee, aka when I learned the woes of picking the wrong pattern for your body type!

I thought about a granny dishcloth, like what Kristen knits in public, but I don’t have any cotton yarn at the moment and am disinclined to purchase something – even cotton yarn – just for one time use.

Suggestions? Ideas? Stuck in a similar conundrum? Leave a comment and share your thoughts below!

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