Yup, that there is a tube on my neck. You can call it a neck gaiter, or a cowl, or a neckwarmer. But basically? Basically, it's a tube. A large number of stitches cast on to circular needles and knit forever. Forever. Two forever glorious skeins of Khorma from the local The Fibre Company, a gift from my sweetie for Solstice. Um, two years ago.
So I've had this little knitting funk going on for a while now. I've *wanted* to knit, but have been so overwhelmed and underinspired by the growing, cluttering (of both space and mind) pile of unfinished knitting projects, many just needing finishing (not my favorite part). SO very very many. I wish I could have just tossed them all aside to start something I'm excited about. But instead, I decided to plunge through, proving to myself that I actually will finish projects (and thereby justifiably increasing my yarn budget for the next project. See how this works?). On the top of the pile was this cowl. Oh, such a silly thing, but can I just tell you that since I (finally) finished it, I've been wearing it *all* the time? Outside, inside, whatever. It's cozy and warm without making my neck feel clausterphobic (not a fan of the turtles). And I love the color.
So anyway, the success isn't really the, um, tube. It's the *finishing* of the tube. And the motivation to finish one more thing in the pile. And another. And maybe if I move fast enough, I can get enough done to justify a wee yarn purchase this weekend. It's the 5th Annual Portland SPA, Knit and Spin. Maybe I'll see you there? Buying yarn!