Saturday, September 17, 2005
I am languishing in stuff I need to finish. See, I've got this jolly elf hat in Lambs Pride bulky going for a friend's daughter's Xmas gift. I've got to find my 10.5 dpns to finish it. I use them for hairsticks, see, and put them down in Places Other Than The Knitting Jar and then can never find a full set when I want one. The blue Aran shawl is in Cascade Quatro, it's gorgeous, it was my Mom's Xmas gift, and I'm just stalled. It weathered a really bad trip to New Hampshire, a long plane ride each way, some serious heartbreak and I just have no desire to pick it back up. I might frog and rethink the project entirely. Mom deserves a joyful present, not one imbued with a lot of tears. Literally, in this case, tears shed in teh skies from Detroit to Denver, ya know? I just realized, after that trip? I didn't update this blog for 2 months. That's how heartbroken I was feeling. I was MOPING AND BEING GOTH, okay? Drooping on a chaise lounge. Artistically mourning. Also, spending a lot of time on the dance floor getting some Industrial Therapy. Point is, mom gets something else.
However, loving the striation I'm getting from the sari silk by alternating skeins. That? That can stay. I'll work on it tonight when I go to shoot pool.
Handspun BFL, imperfectly plied as it is, the texture is rather reminiscent of the yarn from the H20 hat from Chicknits (pattern page now defunct). Fortunately, I remember the basics, so that's what I'm knitting up. Was going to be a Jayne Cobb Hat (just in different colors) for my favorite East Coast hottie illustrator evar, but wants to be something else. At this point, said hottie is not getting his hat for the premiere but he just might get one for Xmas in koolaid dyed BFL if I can get my singles to a decent weight.
Once I get those done? I've got Knitting Plans.
This is going to be the Kittyville hat from SnB. I'm gonna alternate it with some black superwash merino in chunky stripes. The rocking thing is? I got it for 50% off at A Mano's huge sale a while back. Art yarns superwash merino. Phwoar! Did I mention, 50% off? I paid like, four bucks a skein for this stuff.
this wants to be a shawl for my mom for Xmas. Fortunately, my mom does not read my blog. At least, I think she doesn't. Mom, if you're reading this, just stick your fingers in your ears and shout lalalalalala! okay? I'm thinking Sivia Harding's shawl, the one you can knit out of a skein of sock yarn? It's perfect for her.
This is cashmere. This is mine. This is going to be a Branching Out that is going to stay at my house and round my neck in the cold winter months. Though I probably won't get to it till January.