But that's not what the title of this post refers to. Piggy is naughty because she has yet to start knitting. I have everything ready to go:
The pattern is printed up, the first of the two skeins of Wollmeise I'll be using is wound (and may I just say the Mistelzweig is a truly gorgeous colour -- the picture doesn't do it justice at all), and the lovely MrsQuimby has generously offered up her lifeline-friendly KnitPicks Harmony Interchangeables for a long-term loan.
But I haven't cast on. And it's not simply because I'm afraid of this big project. I certainly am afraid, of course -- it would be pointless to deny it -- but that's not the big problem at the moment. The problem is I have been hit with a bad case of startitis.
I cast on an entirely different project last night, piglets. And I can't stop knitting it. And making the situation even worse is the fact I can't show you or talk about said new project, as it's a secret birthday present for someone who has been known to drop by the blog on occasion.
Hopefully I'll have some Spring Leaves to show you tomorrow. But I wouldn't be holding my breath if I were you.