I started a project that is supposed to be exciting and it doesn't go well at all. It's a little newborn purple hat for The Period of Purple crying campaing for the local childrens hospital. (Not to hijack the thread but the Purple campaign teaches parents about colicky babies and how to deal with scary newborn crying).
So, the project is inspiring. But all patterns are for fine gauge yarns, in sport and DK weight. And I just can't make myself work with them. (On a few occasions I bought this type of yarn, I ended up holding the thread double). It's not that I need my knitting to be 'fast', just the feeling like it's too loopy on 3 mm needles or just too tiny on 2 mm.
That's why I am still to produce a 'nice' pair of socks with fine yarn and 2.25 mm needles. The smallest needle size I own is 3mm bamboo dpns and two random metal 2 mm our of a dpn set that I can try things with but not really use.
I wonder if it's a novice thing... Anyway, did anyone had similar problem and then tried something that turned things around? Other than just wrestling yourself into it and fighting the annoyance with every stitch?