Thursday, November 02, 2006


Peeps, that's how I'm feeling these days! Can't seem to stay focused on ONE FREAKIN' PROJECT.

I've started and ditched the following since the weekend: one Colinette Perugino throw which I thought would be a gift, but the colours I chose way back when I purchased the kit just look moronic now; spent an evening desperately looking for something baby-yarnish to make something for a co-worker (who leaves for her mat leave next Friday - who knew babies sneak up you like that?!). Hey, guess what?! I have NO baby yarn in my stash. And, as Lorraine can attest to - I have a stash. And a Lesser Stash. And neither have baby yarn. Scratch that. Oh, then I had the BRILLIANT idea to whip up "Persian Tiles" for an anniversay gift (not sayin' for who, but, you know who you are :) ... Dumb. Idea. It may look like a harmless 2 stranded affair, but it's a loooong knit. Won't happen for the end of the month.

But I did start the Christmas knitting. Which, amazingly, is going just fine! Wow, did you know that if you stick to your original PLANS (plans being the operative word), things usually go smoothly?! Who'da thunk.

*sigh*, or *Le Bummer*

But - I did get the stranded part of Dalarna done!

My newest Knitting Supervisor Gandalf takes time from his busy day of sleeping, eating, ambusing his siblings and bonking his head against the window as he tries to chase leaves to inspect the goods.

"La la la la...what's "punk ass" I wonder?... Mae keeps telling me how she's gonna kick mine if I don't leave her alone...ok, this is la la...can we eat now?"

The picture really doesn't do it justice, it's just so lovely, especially now that I have quite a bit of the upper portion of the red seed stitch design done. I should be able to cast off for the neckband this weekend. I had to put her down for a few days, as the yarn was irritating my fingers. I always get this at this time of year, as the heat comes on. Once I get used to it, it's fine and clears up.

And, as I was on another marathon "Sky Is Falling" after-hours calamity for work last night (Hello? People who make more $$$ than me? Yes, it IS your job to respond to your pager if you're carrying it after-hours. If it's not too much trouble. Just sayin'.), I decided to work on the little non-Christmas things I have to make up:

Some funky mittens from Morehouse Farms! These are just too cute, I'm enjoying them so much. The yarn is yummy too - variegated merino that's almost felted. It knits up a cosy, warm mitten. I also have the kit for a matching hat, and have the muffler started as my commuting knitting.

Winter can be blah, so why not add a splash of colour?

Needless to say, there'll be no pics of the Christmas knitting!

Carrie was telling me that she picked up a copy of Folk Vests, and now I'm chomping to pick this one up too.

I really want to thank everyone for their kind words regarding my last entry. I really do hope I do my mother proud with my knitting.

"...kick his punk ass if he sneaks up on me like that again...he may be cute and all..."


Lorraine said...

Bridge- You're a stash hero in my book. Something you should be proud of.
And remember, just because you knit doesn't mean you have to knit all your gifts- when I figured that out I found it incredibly freeing.
I'm off to Northampton!

Anonymous said...

Dalarna is looking fabulous.

Focus on one freaking project? At a time? I know, I know, but it's hard! No baby yarn? At all? In either the Greater or the Lesser stash? What about the Minor Stash vs the Major Stash? ;)

Gandalf takes his responsibilities quite seriously. Look at that attentive gaze.

Anonymous said...

Great color for the mittens, just perfect for grey winter's days!

Cynthia said...

Love how Darlarna is turning out. I've got the Folk Vests book, too. Haven't knit anything out of it yet, though...maybe one day when I get caught up.

Gandalf is such a cutie!

sheep#100 said...

Loev the mitten colors.

Nicole said...

Love the knits-in-progress! And why bother sticking to one WIP? I know that - plans to the contrary aside - I never do.

I hope that Gandalf's punk ass is safe. He's too cute to get kicked around all that much...

Chris said...

Dalarna looks wonderful!

Oh, the busy life of a knitting inspector... Funny about him butting his head against the window trying to get leaves! We had big snowflakes a week or so ago, and May was chittering at them excitedly. I couldn't bear to break it to her that it wasn't a lovely birdfall...

sillyewe said...

Hey!!! Miss you. Looks like you are as busy as I have been. Hope all is well and I can't wait until you post again!!!! :0)

Leigh said...

Hi. I found your blog surfing the Fair Isle webring. I like your Dalarna and your knitting supervisor!

DeeAnn said...

So glad to hear someone is having a scatterbrained fall too ;-)

Dalarna is awesome - and I love that name.