So, it's been exactly one week since I started Little Rivers, right? The first sleeve is half done, and the back is over 15" long now. I'm about half-done with this entire freakin' oversized sweater. And it's gorgeous.
BUT. (you knew there was a but)
I'M. SO. FREAKING. BORED.
The knitting is enjoyable, it's a challenging cable pattern and sometimes I make mistakes, have to rip back and fix, and keep going. The sweater is beautiful and the cables very effective. But it's the same thing over and over again, and I have to do it all over again for the front. I have "over and over again" running through my head over and over again. Seriously. I've got yet another screw loose up there now, and all I hear is "over and over again". Over and over. Every time I think of this sweater.
People, I am not a product knitter. At all.
I knit to entertain myself, to keep that part of my brain busy. I can knit miles of stockinette without getting bored only because I read, watch TV, or play online at the same time. I memorize patterns quickly, and even a complicated cable isn't really challenging if I memorized it a week ago. It never changes. There is no shaping to look forward to, and therefore there are no milestones to reach before finishing the entire back. Just the same thing. Over and over. (and over and over)
I AM BOREEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDD!
The only way I'm going to finish this sweater is by watching a whole lot more TV in my free time. I can now knit the cable pattern almost entirely by feel, I just have to look down at the beginning on wrong-side rows to see which direction those twists go, then it's all by feel after that. I do really want this finished sweater, and I think it's worth all the work. And I still think I can finish by the deadline, but really, if I weren't so bored, I'd be much closer to being done by now.
So here's where you come in, gentle readers.
Got any movie recommendations to get me through this project? Requirements are simple: it must be in English, Spanish or Portuguese (I'm not going to read subtitles while knitting this), and it must not be so predictable that I'll turn it off half-way through. In other words, please don't suggest "The Wedding Date."
This is a very simple comments contest. Rules:
I'll pick two comments at random next week. The prize for each winner is a copy of String's book, Luxury Knitting, and a personalized stitch marker from the new line I'm developing (which hasn't been unveiled yet, these will be advanced copies made specially for you).
So, please comment away, and save my sanity! Thanks in advance! And good luck with the contest! (and your Olympic knitting, too)