Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Lots of knitting, but not one FO??

How can that be, you ask? Well, it's quite simple really. I CAN'T SEEM TO KEEP MYSELF FROM STARTING NEW PROJECTS!!!!

My WIP basket contains the following (many of which you will remember and won't believe I haven't finished).

  • The first Sockling
  • Airy Scarf
  • Tie One On wrap (for when it's drafty at work . . . and I ended up quitting before I finished it)
  • Hair Ball (the mohair pillowcase gone horribly wrong)
  • Swatch-In-Progress for Picovoli
So, I've got plenty to work on. But no, I needed more. The lure of new yarn and new needles and fun patterns is more than I can resist. After all, I don't have a pesky job thing getting in the way anymore, right? So over the weekend I cast on for (DON'T CLICK THIS LINK, SWEETPEA) this. It's a secret Christmas preset for Sweetpea and it's 1/3 done already. The yarn is the softest I've ever felt, and I'm going to need to buy more and knit something snuggly for myself!! That's about all I can say here, just in case he's reading.

Yesterday some circular needles I ordered arrived. And you know, I joined the Cover Your Head Knit-Along and have watched all the great hats flying off the needles. How could I help but start this:

I know my best friend is having a girl :)Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch 'n Bitch. I had to, really. I can't let the KAL down. I can't be dead weight. I have to get a hat done. And anyway, my best friend is five months pregnant. Her little lobster needs a hat. It chilly in New Hampshire in March.

I'm trying really hard to resist the temptation to start Sweetpea's hat too. I have a feeling I will cave really soon. His little head is cold. And a cool pattern is being posted here. And it would be another one for the Hat-A-Long. Really, it would be terrible not to start it. Right?

4 comments:

keohinani said...

must be nice not having the pesky thing called a "job" to cut into knitting time, huh?
i love how the day before thanksgiving is like a friday. in fact, it's better than a regular friday because today we got "rained out" (even though it's actually sunny right now) and we had thanksgiving brunch.
i am sitting at my computer trying to keep busy instead of konking out on the tryptophin.
i soooooooo don't feel like working right now. all i can think of is "4 day weekend, 4 day weekend!!"

candsmom said...

I'm positive they'll all get done in good time, and besides, it's enjoying the process that counts the most, right? The dead weight excuse is pretty good, too. ;-) I LOVE the color of your umbilical cord hat! Baby's going to make great use of that. You just reminded me that after Christmas, I REALLY need to get started on my BF's (aka Crunchy Ali) baby stuff...she's due mid-Feb, yikes! (As if looking at her belly wasn't reminder enough!) I also love Sweetpea's gift, but I won't say more in case he's doing some 007 spy work here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Sweetpea, Karen!! :-)

Talitha said...

Your Sweetpea project is gorgeous and the yarn looks simply fab! I love love looooooooooooooooove the pattern it looks simple, but very masculine and classy. And I come from the camp that says, "As long as I have enough needles to do so (or can purchase enough), I will cast on, cast on, cast on." Sure, I make zero progress and sure I end up spending way too much money, but really it makes things so exciting!!!

Anonymous said...

A Hat-A-Long? How can there be a Hat-A-Long that I didn't know about? Hmm. Anyway, I absolutley love the color of your umbilical cord hat, it's so cheerful! Sweetpea's gift is especially nice, too! (Mum's the word.)
Your Secret Pal :)

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