I am having qualms about my faux prussian stole. Back in March when I started it I was filled with misgivings - to quote "do I really want to knit this? do I really want to knit this now? do I really want to knit it from this yarn? what else would I prefer to knit it from? do I have anything else that I would prefer to knit it from?"
And now that I am a quarter of the way through, they are back. While straightforward enough and an enjoyable knit, it is still quite onerous. There is absolutely no memorising the 81-stitch-by-96-row pattern so knitting involves constant attention to the chart. This is quite mind-soothing and completely takes your thoughts away from everything else (which is something that I love about knitting) but there is enough time and effort involved that you need to be certain about what you are making. And I'm not.
I do love the pattern, I'm enjoying the knitting, I'm just not convinced that the finished product is going to be something that I want and it's too big a project to just knit for the sake of it. There are some other things that I would prefer to be working on. I haven't given up yet though - what I have completed so far is currently upstairs blocking so that I can get a better idea of whether it is a project that I want to finish. We'll see tomorrow.