Thursday, July 06, 2006

Major Commitment Issues

I read lots of knitting blogs and I'm glad to say that I'm not the only one with this problem. Most people have a lot of things going at once. I wish I could be a finisher. One thing at a time. I've tried. But as hard as I try, sometimes I look down at the knitting basket and those new skeins of yarn are just taunting me. It's hard to resist. Now I believe that socks are permissible even if you are a finisher. Socks are that one portable project to take with you when you know you have to wait somewhere. So it's always ok to have a pair of socks going even with another larger project. I was sure I'd finish the Misty Garden scarf before starting another project but last night the little skeinettes I spun were hanging to dry and when I realized they WERE dry, I had to knit with them.

I did consider dying this yarn before knitting with it but then I decided on the natural look. As you can see, I have lots more yarn to spin before completing this. But if it ever gets finished, it may be the most satisfying object I ever made. This will be one warm hat for Colin.

I'm not sure why this photo came out vertical instead of horizontal but I can't seem to fix it.
These little Erin Bags are almost dry and ready to complete. Although I'd like to have one for myself, I think this is enough of these for a while.

In baby sweater news, I've decided to do this sweater with the brown tweed yarn I originally purchased for Pea Pod.

It will be quick and easy and then hopefully I will have worked up the nerve to start Pea Pod again in a lighter color yarn. This is from one of my Debbie Bliss books.

I chipped a tooth last night chewing on an unpopped popcorn kernal. I have a really rough edge on one of my bottom front teeth that is driving me crazy. I guess I'll have to call the dentist. It's always something.


Sarah said...

That is one adorable sweater! (And definitely looks less fussy to knit than Pea Pod!)

Nonna Rose said...

Smiling at the fact that you have several things going at one time. I too usually have three projects I'm working on at the same time. I just can't help myself! However, I've not yet spun yarn, I'm amazed by those of you whom do. Maybe someday.