Rose Lace Stole, it's not you, it's me. I started out with you on a circular needle, which was a terrible decision because you can fit on a straight needle and knitting you on a circular, well... it was just clumsy and time consuming. I spent more time shoving and cramming the stitches around the needle than I did knitting. And we can't have that.
I started out with the best of intentions, but along the way, I made some mistakes. Some glaring ones. As much as it rips my heart out to do this, I had to send you to the frog pond. My heart broke with every row ripped out.
I don't have commitment issues, really, but I realized about 30 rows in that I just did not want to knit 100 more rows alternating the same two rows. I need spice and spontaneity in my knitting, and that just sounded like a slow death.
I'm sorry, Rose Lace Stole. I had to replace you with a younger model. Or rather, an older one. I deleted you from my Ravelry queue and replaced you with Donna Druchunas' beautiful Arctic Diamonds Stole from Interweave Knits Winter 2006. Out of respect for what we had, I won't start knitting it until this weekend.
Aside from breaking up with works-in-progress, I'm still working on a crocheted scarf for my husband's birthday and a sock, both of which will hopefully be done soon so I can, once again, move on to something new!