Karen Gowen calls herself a scattered knitter, and that's just what I seem to be turning into: "Some years I don't do anything but the occasional scarf, other times I'll knit up a storm and try new yarns and more complex patterns."
Meanwhile, I reread a wonderful Roald Dahl quote the other day:
"If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.That has nothing to do with knitting, exactly, but maybe it speaks to our intentions while creating, in a Like Water for Chocolate sort of way (which book I haven't actually read yet). If you're knitting someone a gift, it helps to keep your hands clean, your wool untangled, and your thoughts happy.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." ― Roald Dahl, The Twits
That said, I think I'll pick up that kilt hose from where I last left off...