Friday, November 7, 2008


Okay, I got me some Lion Cotton and am knitting up the Thanksgiving washcloths (patterns purchased from KrisKnits). I have one down and 5 more to finish the set. They knit up really fast. I knit up the pilgrim hat cloth while listening to a couple of chapters of an audiobook.

And for some unknown reason and I'm pleading temporary insanity here - I signed up for the Felted Entrelac bag KAL at KnitOne! So I got myself some coordinating Cascade 220 in earth tones. I have never done entrelac before and I've never felted before. I don't know what I was thinking. I think it was the yarn fumes. Yarn does weird things to me - it caused me to attempt socks... to adopt skein after skein... to spend countless hours with pointy sticks and to purchase gorgeous bags to place WIPs in (just got an Olive Namaste bag that is to die for!). It's a sickness really.

I would post pics, but DH took my camera with him on his business trip so that he could take pics of California.

I've also been collecting items for the Kit 'N Kaboodle swap I'm in on KH. I'm nearly done collecting items for my swwap partner. I can't wait to send her package off to her. She's going to love it!

In other WIPs: I got 1 1/2 skeins into my Knitting Meets Crochet scarf and made some horrible error (no doubt because I was trying to listen to an audiobook that I was engrossed in) and the tried to tink back a row.. but wasn't paying attention yet again (damn those audiobooks!) and dropped one of each of the p2tog(s) across the row. By the time I realized this - I tried to pick up the stitches (tink, tink.. find crochet hook..), but placed stitches that didn't actually exist on the needle and missed other stitches. I was in such a tizzy! I didn't want to frog the whole scarf over a couple of bad rows. And although I absolutely LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the Noro Silk Garden I am knitting the scarf in - I sure as heck did not want to start from square one. (And God knows I'm still green enough that I have to tink back a stitch at a time or frog the entire project because I can't seem to rip and know where to stop or where I am in the pattern!) So I enlisted the help of Dawne at Knit One who saved my scarf. But unfortunately, like a complete goof, I started knitting this pattern (which is essentially lace) while at an afternoon stitch 'n bitch at the shop and messed up again. ARGH! I need to pick it back up and find my error. Tink, tink, tink..

Still haven't brought myself to finish Ms. Maddie's Magic Princess Shawl. I'm so close to being done, but I need to finish the scarf for my grammie and I need to knit sock # 2 so that I don't forget how to knit socks! (And also an actual pair works well when you have 2 feet.)

So there you have it - ADD as ever in my knitting. I have so many projects OTNs that I MUST finish. I cannot keep starting projects or at my funeral, instead of flower arrangements there will be a room full of UFOs and uncontrollable stash lining every wall. My obituary will read: survived by 2 children, 1000 unfinished projects, and 10,000 skeins of yarn... And someone will give a eulogy: "She always wanted to finish Ms. Maddie's Magic Princess shawl for her great granddaughter..." ;P



  1. lol! I'm sure they'll remember all your finished objects, too.

    Now, don't stress... tinking is an essential skill that is good for us (but kind of on a par with lima beans, I know). I'm always saying to my hubby, "oh well, at least I'm learning how to knit x backwards..." He thinks it's funny that I consider unknitting to be a worthy skill.

    Pity your camera is away... I got excited by the title of your post, thinking I could gaze at pictures of yarn... I think I'm sick, too.

  2. I wish I could knit. I did it a bit during my cancer treatments but i was so weak it killed my elbows...knitting

    Anyway, I wanted to stop by and remind you to enter this weeks coffee giveaway :)

  3. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I was wondering, where did you get the pattern for the Knitting Meets Crochet scarf? It's beautiful!


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