. . . . . in my knitting life, that is.
Knitting monogamously means just having one thing on your needles at a time, which is the kind of knitting I have always done. However, lots of knitters like to have several projects going at once. Listening to knitting podcasts as much as I do, and hearing all these women talk about their various projects, I started to feel a bit strange about my monogamous state. Like I wasn't quite measuring up as a knitter or something.
And so, in anticipation of Christmas and my seemingly endless Christmas-gift-knitting list, I decided to join the ranks and cast on for several projects at a time. I began Top-Secret project #1, Top Secret project #2, a sweater for a grandson and a pair of fingerless mitts for me.
It's not working so much. I'm not very good at being a polygamous knitter. I started Top Secret project #1 and set it aside to work on Top Secret project #2 when it got to a hard part. After finishing the fingerless mitts, I cast on #3. Eventually I picked up #1 again but I totally had lost my place and ended up ripping the whole thing out and starting over. I never did get back to project #3, it's still languishing in my basket. Oh, and then I started a pair of socks, don't ask me why.
It seems that monogamy works well for me in more areas than marriage.