I’ve been attacked by a knitted vampire.
(Vampire Doll by Tatyana Korobkova)
No, my vampire is nothing so cute or sweet or quick to knit up. My knitting vampire is a monster. It’s gray and massive and covered in cables. (Yes, I know I love cables, but everyone has their limit. And I might be reaching mine. Y’all, it’s so many cables.)
It’s a pattern I’m working on that’s going to be published next fall… so, sorry, you’ll have to stick around until next year before I’m allowed to show it to you. Such a bummer!
This project is taking up all my time- I have to work on it at least three hours every day to stay on schedule to get the finished project sent out by the due date. It’s taking all my knitting energy- at best, after I finish my day’s worth of vampire knitting, I can add a few rows to one of my Christmas Balls, or maybe an inch or two to my next Mother Bear, before I give in, lay down on the couch and zone out in front of the TV. And, it’s eaten up all my knitting imagination. Usually I break out my sketch book or a favorite stitch dictionary every few days, and come up with a plan for a new shawl or sweater. These ideas usually don’t go anywhere, but it’s nice to be able to kind of constantly brainstorm. This vampire project has sucked up all my creative juices. I am now only a husk- a husk that only thinks about gray cables.
Now, of course, I’ll be done soon enough, one way or the other (it’s got to be done by the beginning of November). And after that I’ll be back to normal, flitting from project to project like usual. But, right now, I’ve got no choice but to slog through the last quarter of my pattern.
Have you ever had to deal with vampire knitting? How did it go?