Monday, September 22, 2008


Yep, I finished a project! I just finished seaming up my very own Ribbed Lace Bolero. It took much longer than it should have, due to me being a complete scatterbrain. The first mistake I made [while drunk] cost me a good three inches of knitting. But then I just kept making mistakes. Or rather, I kept making the same mistake over and over and over.... See, I tend to knit while I watch tv or movies, and if I get too caught up in the show I'm watching *coughcoughTerminatorcough* then my knitting switches over to autopilot. Anyhow, I kept putting in yarn overs where there shouldn't be, and then not catching it for several rows. But now it's over and done with, and it came out cute! So yay!

Now the startitis bug is again nipping at me, and I'm just itching to start something new. I'm resisting, at least until next week. I'm forcing myself to actually work on the Christmas Blanket for the future in-laws. Because, see, I know myself. I'll put it off and put it off, and put it off some more until it's mid-december and I panic because holy crap! I have to crochet an entire blanket by Christmas!! So I'm going to give that my exclusive yarn-crafting attention until this coming Friday. I think I can finish off the first skein of each color, which will put me at a third of the way through the project. We'll see how that goes... *crosses fingers*

Already the naughty corner of my brain who doesn't give a flying cupcake about deadlines and only lives to have me start a dozen projects at once is whispering "but gauge swatches don't count! you're not starting anything, go on, just one little tiny swatch..." NO BAD BRAIN! I WILL NOT FALL FOR YOUR DIRTY, DIRTY SNEAKY TRICKS!!

So, blanket it is. Until Friday. Then I'm going to start probably two more projects. I absolutely need a Herringbone Neckwarmer to match my Calorimetry. Also, I've finally settled on a pattern for socks for my Mom. I think that Salto is just the thing. It's still not horribly complicated, it'll give me a chance to practice my cabling, and they're pretty. ^^

1 comment:

  1. whaaaaaa :(

    I tried to post a comment using LJs new open ID thingy and it laughed at me!

    Anyway, in reference to your blanket that never dies, I wanted to give you a heads up on the one you gave me. I use it allllllll the time, like every day, and I'm not careful with it because I like the way the little squares fit on my knees....anyway, I started noticing wholes between the squares where there shouldn't be wholes. I've been retying them and knotting them if I catch them in time, but wanted to give you a heads up for your next one. *note--> use all the freakin' time!*

    <3 Sarah

    (aside: mwahahaha, found your knitting blog!)