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.

2 comments:

SJ said...

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

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.