I Have Startitis

Written by Sarah on May 2nd, 2014 Posted in cross stitch, embroidery, gift, knits, photos, sewing, shirt, sweater, WIP, wip

Welcome, I’m glad you could all join us for this week’s meeting. Who’d like to share first?

Hi, I’m Sarah. I have Startitis.

Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the fact that I read two issues of Molly Makes and the new Martha Stewart Living while I was off on Wednesday. I want to do everything. I want to renovate an old house and start a garden and build furniture. I just want to make stuff.

grettir sleeve

I’m so frustrated because I haven’t had any FOs to share in such a long time. I’m working on everything at once so nothing’s done. I’m just wanting to do it all, I’m exploding with inspiration, I’m running in every direction.


Some of this craft mania is due to the fact the weather is changing. I want to be sewing some summer pieces. I want to get rid of everything in my closet and start fresh which adds this urgency to it. I still don’t know what the heck I’m doing when it comes to sewing. I started working on the Wiksten Tova top. It’s kind of a mess but I really don’t want to get into that. I’m making something.

I’m still working on that Grettir sweater for Jon. There’s a lot of stockinette. ‘Nuff said. I have plans to make something for my grandma’s birthday. (And thanks for all of your helpful suggestions!) I still don’t know what it will be. I think I’ll end up working around my stash because I just did some spring cleaning and the amount of yarn I have should be illegal.

zelda cross stitch progress

And if you follow me on instagram, you know that I’ve picked up my Zelda cross stitch again. It was hidden away for a few months. (Okay, I forgot that I was working on it.) This project has been going forever but I’m actually quite pleased with how far it’s come. I think it’s actually nearing the home stretch. And every time I look at it, I get excited because goddamnit it looks like the real thing! It’s funny, although this has been incredibly tedious and time consuming and I hope I never try this again, I always enjoy coming back to this project. Something about the simplicity of it after doing an intense knit is really satisfying. It’s intricate, I won’t pretend it’s easy but it’s methodical to the point that it’s meditative. And, like I said, look at the result.

So I have a bit of Startitis. I just can’t commit to any one thing. Maybe once I finish something I’ll feel relieved. Maybe I’ll finally be able to figure out what’s next. But until then, I’m just going to keep stitching away.

Because it’s all about the process isn’t it?

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Comments (5)

  • May 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm |

    AHHHHH ZELDA!!! That’s so cool!!!

  • May 2, 2014 at 8:46 pm |

    Hello, my name is Angela and I too have startitis.

    All I want to do is knit three rows and start a new project and then cut fabric and sew stuff. I’m trying to keep it together though. I’ve decided to focus my knitting on a longstanding WIP and then go crazy with the sewing. I don’t totally know what I’m doing there either, but I figure the more I do the better I’ll get, so I’m going for it.

    I haven’t yet tackled the Tova, but I’ve made the Wiksten Tank and the Scout Woven Tee and this weekend I think I’m going to tackle the Washi dress. Hello new season!

  • May 3, 2014 at 5:04 am |

    Wow, the Zelda cross-stitch looks great!! I think I might also have Startitis… so many works in progress! Maybe I’ll finish them in the summer.. maybe. Or I’ll buy yarn for a new project.

  • May 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm |

    Hi I’m Kim and I have planitis.. I make too many plans for everything I want to make.. Can’t wait to see your FO’s though once you finish..

  • May 4, 2014 at 11:37 pm |

    Funny you should post about this. I knew I had a problem- I just didn’t know what to call it!We’re heading into winter here and I feel like I NEED to make so many things! And what with friends babies and my commitment to make my sister and my significant other sweaters…I got so stressed out, last night I ended up working on an age old pair of socks I don’t even like!
    I have the same problem when it comes to books BTW.
    There’s just so much in life that inspires!

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