I finished up a couple of projects this week, and suddenly, my hands started to feel itchy. I only have one project on the needles right now, a pair of socks, and I'm halfway done the second one. I rack my brain for ideas; I browse Ravelry; I come up with ideas I think are great at 10:00 pm (and I'm not a night person - my actually good ideas usually happen in the mornings). I cast on several different things within the span of one day, and none of them are right. I start to get panicky - what if I end up somewhere for a long time with nothing to knit? What if I can't find another project this week? What if I never knit anything ever again???
I've realized that I like to have a long-term project, like a sweater or a shawl, in the background and a few smaller projects going. I'm most certainly not a monogamous knitter. I like to have a project for every mood and situation. When I finish my smaller projects, I can still work on my sweater. But right now, I have no sweater quantities of yarn, or even shawl quantities.
I attempted to share my desperation with my younger sister. Her reply? "Well, you could just sit still." Obviously, she is not a knitter.
I'm starting to get desperate, and desperation leads to hours of knitting followed by minutes of frogging. If you see someone surrounded by yards and yards of crinkly yarn, send help.