Yes, that last part was directed at you and your Noro sock yarn, Glenna.
The following ordeal I'm having is the reason why I decided on having that poll in my sidebar on your Holiday knitting habits.
See, my dilemma is this. I'm frustrated with what I'm knitting now. I know if I decide to rip it out, I won't have time to knit something else...yet, I also know that this current project sucks. So, when I get frustrated, I want to toss it all out my window...violently, or shove it way back into the dark recesses of my closet, or if I'm really feeling ornery, flush it down the pooper.
Then there is the matter of the Butterfly mittens I'm knitting. While I am satisfied with the pattern, I'm not satisfied with the thumb...so it has me thinking that maybe I should rip back and use a sore thumb, instead...and while I'm at it, add 4 more stitches...and well, I could go on and on, but as much as I would love it (as I'm sure some of you also would) The Holidays aren't going to magically say, "We have to wait for Michelle to finish her knitting before we can arrive!"
Instead of stressing (because frankly, I've done enough of that to last ten lifetimes) I'm changing my criteria.
There is the Morning Surf Scarf that I almost have done.
and I found some projects on Ravelry...like this Blowsey Ruffles Scarf. Projects to keep my interest and where I don't have to worry about size, gauge, etc...and if I get them done, fantastic, but I'm not going to do all this fretting anymore. I'm going to be happy with my knitting.
Even if it kills me.