30 Days of Knitting: Day 7

Day 7: What is your least favorite piece that you’ve knit?

I’ve knit more “least favourite” projects than I’d really care to admit. I’ve been on a constant battle to avoid collecting yarn. I try to knit yarn as quickly as I can manage rather than buying more and more of it. Even though I don’t buy much of it, though, it accumulates because I tend to get yarn as little gifts or “oh I was just thinking of you” from various friends and family members. It just seems to turn up! I had knit almost all of my current yarn stash, and then I inherited more yarn from my grandmother, so it more than doubled even after I sorted out the yarns I’d be least likely to use.

I’ve been trying to cut back on “obligation knitting,” particularly because I’m not obliged to anyone with my hobby–I’m forcing these obligations on myself–but sometimes I still slip up. If I have yarn, I feel like I must use it, even if it’s not really to my taste. Continue reading