Guess what?  I got a fever and the only prescription is…. more FO’s!
O.K.  Totally not as funny as this, but it’s what I was thinking.  I had a pretty great, semi-clever original title for this post.  I thought of it the other day as I was emptying the dryer of its fifth load of laundry for the day, and re-loading it from the washer with its sixth load.  I giggled to myself.  And then I didn’t write it down and it dribbled away through the sieve of mommyhood.  The one that filters out anything that doesn’t require immediate damage control and leaves me with such fruits as: Where is the baby?,  What was that noise?,  Gah!  Get that out of your mouth right now!,  How did he destroy that magazine/entire room/entire outfit/entire train of thought in 1.2 seconds flat?  What can I say?  Life is awesome.
So that’s it.  You get a one word title today.  And I’ve got me a notebook in reaching distance.  At least until Knittymunchkin finds it….
Lately I am all about finishing stuff.  This is so totally freaking me out because I’m not usually like this.  I’m the one with the UFO “problem” who can’t stop starting new stuff and abandoning it for the next knit that comes along.  Ooooh, shiny!  Sorry, I got distracted there for a minute.  See?  But I am on a total freakin’ ROLL and it feels good.  Within the last few weeks I’ve finished Knittymunckin’s Roar, the first of 7 (yeah, 7!, how did that happen?) Pay It Forward gifts, Cherry Fizz (I think Hell might have just frozen over), the first mitten of my Smitten project for Knittymunchkin, and I’m hard core rockin’ the Jaywalkers.  Man this is great!  I hope it will last, but you know me…..

A Rawr For Keeping Warm


  • Pattern: Roar, A Dinosaur Hat by Kate Oates  (Ravelry link here; My Ravelry project link here)
  • Yarn:  Approximately 62 yds of Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Alpaca Love in “Fern” & approximately 48.8 yds in “Espresso Bean”
  • Needles:  Size 7 dpns & 16 inch circular
  • Mods:  None


This hat was super quick to knit and turned out pretty cute, though I wasn’t 100% satisfied with my skillz at stitching on the spikes.  I used a whipstitch for lack of a better idea and though I tried to make it as unobtrusive as possible, you can still see a little bit of it here and there where the dark yarn contrasts with the green background.  Oh well.  I figured he will probably destroy it anyway at some point.  That’s if I can ever get him to wear it!  He absolutely abhors having stuff on his head, as you can see in the outtake :)

No Mommy! Don't make me wear this!

Now maybe there’s just enough of naptime left to get a little knitting in! I gots me a fever!


8 thoughts on “Completionitis

  1. Thankfully I had enough sense to finish my last sip before I read too much of this post. I can remember those days where my memory was reduced to little less than five minutes. This too shall pass.

    I am so glad that you have a case of finishititis. I wish I could get a wee bit of it myself. I have not had much time to knit so I need to rectify that.

    I love the pictures of the little guy. I especially love the tears. His character shows right through!

  2. Awww… poor guy! The hat is adorable! I love it!

    And how do you like the Debbie Stoller yarn? I have yet to work with it, but I’ve been wanting to try it.

  3. OMG I LOVE that hat!!! But I love that face more!!! Amazing how they have NO problem telling us when they don’t like something. Baby Girl hated stuff on her head too. Unless SHE put it there. Which meant no barrettes or bows, but she was fine with hats because SHE could put it on and take it off when SHE wanted to.
    Good for you for having finishitis! It’s great to run with it while it’s here. It goes away too fast……

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