Ever suffered from “second-glove syndrome”?
That feeling of “hurrah!” when you’ve finished knitting the first glove, which quickly wanes as you start the second one?
This is an extreme tail of second-glove syndrome, those with a delicate sensibility may wish to stop reading here…..
Earlier, I was digging around in my WIP box (yes, it needs a box….as I’ve said before, I’m NOT a completer finisher….!) when I found a pair of gloves that I started knitting in September 2016…..!
One of them beautifully completed, just the ends need weaving in. The other a stunted, fingerless creation that had been lurking for over 4 YEARS waiting for me to finish it!
Maybe 2021 is his year? Maybe it isn’t….I’ll be sure to let you know.
It’s not like I really had an excuse, I’ve been knitting gloves a lot recently, I knitted a pair of “convertible” ones for my dad for Christmas and also knitted a pair for my other half.
I’ve also just started knitting these very teeny tiny gloves for my daughter…..just got to hope that second glove syndrome doesn’t strike again!
Even if it does strike, I’m not sure they will ever get worn….she REFUSES to wear gloves, even if her hands are FREEZING cold! I thought that maybe some gloves which had her fingers free to fiddle about with things might work better.
Our trial last night didn’t go well however, it was off again within a few seconds. Just got to knit glove two, then find some gaffer-tape to keep them on her!
So what about you? – are you a serial project-finisher? or like me, do you end up leaving things half-finished?
What is the worst case of second-glove syndrome (or sock!) that you have ever had??