OK, so most of us are familiar with Second Sock Syndrome. I’m going to talk to you about a related condition, Second Sleeve Syndrome. For those of you who are blissfully unaware of these syndromes, let me explain.
These are the conditions by which a knitter finds her/himself having knit one sock or sleeve and looses total motivation to knit the second. You’ve lost that loving feeling. Many projects lay languishing in dark corners of closets or buried deep within knitting baskets due to this affliction.
My “aha” moment came as I cast on and began to knit the second sleeve of my Spring Lake Hi-Lo Pullover. In a rare show of project monogamy, I have been knitting steadily on this sweater to the exclusion of other works in progress. It’s amazing how much you can get done this way; but I digress.
- I’m part way through a sleeve.
- I just have to pick up stitches for the ….
- This only needs to be sewn together
- Insert your own discovery here (and as a comment, I’d love to hear).
When we put something down, we don’t know at the time that it’s going to be longer than a day/week. It’s why we don’t put any glaring notes as in
Unfortunately, there is no easy fix other than suck it up, cupcake. Finish. You’ll be glad you did. So I will leave you now to finish the sleeve. I don’t know what I’m complaining about, it’s not even a full length sleeve!
Share your own experiences with these conditions. We all feel better knowing we are not alone! Think of it as a support group.