I really wish I had a beautiful shawl to show you, or maybe new yarn….or a cute pair of clogs. But I really have nothing to show. Nada, zip, nuttin. Its been a week – busy at work, busy at night. So so glad its Saturday.
I woke up at 5:45 this morning….and immediately thought of getting up and knitting on Ariann. I hate when I do this because that means I won’t be able to get back to sleep – so I did get up, but haven’t knit yet. I am still loving this pattern, and hope that eventually I finish it. I just really need to focus on it. I didn’t do any knitting at night this week because we were trying to find our vacation house – we finally found it, and hope to get the lease to sign this weekend. I’m very excited about it – sounds perfect and will be so different than what we normally do.
I had to rip the Bearfoot sock back – I was knitting away on the train….did the heel flap, turned the heel, picked up the gusset on one side….did the instep….started picking up the next gusset and came across two dropped stitches from god knows where. I thought about just picking them up the and weaving them in, but the whole thing was just weird. I had been impatient so the heel flap was short and ended up just looking wonky. So I frogged it. Now I’m back and knitting down the foot. I like it, I’m already trying to think of what to knit next sock-wise. I love the Bearfoot but I think two socks in a row with the same yarn is my limit.
I was listening to podcasts on the train yesterday, and had the latest KnitWit podcast on – damn – it was so sad that I was practically ready to cry. I hate when that type of thing sneaks up on me – here I’m expecting yarn or knitting and what I get is lost cats. Just a warning in case you listen to this. Maybe I was just tired or something, but I really was bummed out after listening to it.
Speaking of new projects – I have been thinking. I have Ariann and Na Craga that I really really want to finish. Obviously Na Craga won’t be finished in time for Larry to wear it this year (or at least until next fall/winter), but its been in the bottom of the basket for so long and I really want to get it over with (always a good thought for projects – “getting it over with”). So I really shouldn’t start a new project. But I really really want to. I’ve been fighting the urge for weeks. I really want to start a shawl. I have so much lace and fingering weight in the stash for shawls and I want to rummage around in the yarn, with my patterns, and pick something. Its such a strong urge – I’ve been fighting it off because I want to finish Ariann but…..I also want to start the Drunken Argyle for Larry. He could wear that soon for golf in the spring. But I also think its going to take a while to knit (I think its DK weight, and its knit on small needles). Hmmm…decisions, decisions….
I’m going to spin today, and then I have knitting group . Yea! Its supposed to start getting warmer as well – I can’t wait until I can sit outside and knit or spin. I know I owe someone stitch markers, but I need to wait until someone is up to pick the person, and I need to get the stitch markers. I promise – next time.
Have a happy Saturday!