Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursdays are bad for yarn diets

Although I fancy myself a non-joiner, apparently I am a closet sheep.  Doing my best to work from my stash, I've been diving in with wild abandon, stumbling across yarns I didn't realize I own (those late night internet yarn ordering blackouts) and realizing that I probably never need to buy yarn again and still can't work my way through my stash.   Apparently, this is a current trend with the knitting crowd -- who knew????  Anyway, for rational folks, this vast stash would be enough incentive to stop cruising the internet yarn pushers aka shops, but I never was rational.  Still, I was doing fine, until I got an email from the Loopy Ewe and completely lost all will power.  Le Sigh!  The only salvation -- sock yarn doesn't count -- hehehehehe!  AND this being my 5th order, I am now a Loopy Groupie -- does it get any better than that?  Of course  not!!!!  I would hang my head in shame, but only until my order gets here and I can roll about in all its yarny goodness.  

On my needles -- Knitting Pure and Simple Top Down Sweater in Lorna's Laces Worsted - Watercolors colorway.  Yum Yum.  The green cardigan  has been sent back to the marination pile since it still is not pleasing me enough to finish.  I also have my basic sock on magic loop in a sweet sheep yarn whose name escapes me and whose ball band has disappeared.  

With that, I close.  Happy Thursday all.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

UFOs and Pug Commentary

See this beautiful sweater? I have been working on this easy to knit, simple sweater for months. It is still not finished. Why? I don't know -- too many other yarns and projects teasing me away to play in their yarny goodness. I do believe I want to finish this sweater. I'm just not sure it will be soon. I have fallen under the spell of Sock Pixie's cashmere/merino blend sock yarn and must, must, must knit it into something. I'm thinking the lettuce leaf pattern from Madelinetosh's blog site -- it is a lovely lace scarf. But therein lies the problem -- I hate knitting scarves.
B O R I N G!!
I'm working from home today, having to take Mom to the doc to see if we can relieve some of her discomfort. Congestive heart failure is not so much fun. The pug posse is quite pleased to have me on site and I am very adept at typing while smothered by pugs.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Monday Holidays are for Knitting

There is nothing like a Monday holiday -- you get to walk the dogs in your pjs, knit all day and watch all the Netflix movies that have been gathering on top of the TV.  Yeah, sure, I could/should do housework, but face it, housework is for people who don't knit.  I took a vote (democracy is alive and well, at least in our little corner of the universe) and the pugs voted unanimously for a day spent on the couch with me knitting and them sprawled all over me snoring.   Hey, majority rules baby.  

On the knitting front, socks out of a lovely Lucy Neatby yarn that is wild and crazy and my feet are just dancing to wear.  I finished the chunky neckdown sweater -- I hate it.  Yes, "fluffy" women should never try to wear garment made out of bulky yarn, but I fell victim to the allure of the weekend knitting and the "you get to wear the sweater on Monday" siren song.  I used Rowan Fusion and while the yarn is beautiful, the pilling is pissing me off.  Fortunately, I didn't pay full price for the yarn or I would be pitching a hissy of epic proportions.  (Note, the pugs find this behavior amusing, but it does cut into their napping so they prefer I keep it short and sweet.)

I am also working on yet another Clapotis.  This one in Hand Maiden's Sea Silk.  Hand Maiden and Fleece Artist are either Yarn Goddesses or Demons From the Bowels of Hell sent to tempt me with their yarny goodness.  Either way, I am their slave forever.  

The snoring of the pugs is calling me back to my spot on the couch.  Remote, knitting and cuppa joe all within reach.  I gotta go, slugdom awaits.