So do I even Knit? Why yes. Thanks for asking. I know my posts have been pretty varied as of late…. so I thought I better give a bit of an update- so I can’t be accused of false advertising.
(Nottinbutknittin…. well— kind of)
Currently, I’m suffering with a serious case of Multiple Project Disorder. This is similar in it’s symptoms to Multiple Personality Disorder, but less pervasive.
OK- thats a bunch of crap- but a diagnosis sounds like a better excuse than and admission….
For the sake of authenticity… I guess I’ll admit: I just can’t seem to finish anything.
I just can’t finish my silk Kiri. It’s pictured here. I love how it’s turning out… but- . the final rows?……. oh my word, they are ENDLESS…..I am on row 3 of the edging- after, 15 repeats of chart 2 (or B I don’t remember which they called it) Now— I am technically in the home stretch. But I am BORED. BORED. BORED.
In the pic is also Mr Big-Boys Potty Chart… it is sure motivating him… maybe I need achart and a reward— for Kiri completion…..hmmm you’d think the end project would be reward enough……. but maybe— I’ need some accountability and external motivation……I wonder if I could find pretty yarn stickers???????
Not sure— but I could sure distract myself from actually knitting- by searching for the right stickers to motivate my knitting— I wonder if that counts???? Doubtful.;)
I have also finished 2 pair of socks- in the interim. (Multiple Project Disorder- told ya…) One in Knit Picks- Yukon -sock memories.
http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420143/yarn_display.aspx. I knit them with Knitty.com’s “Broad Ripple pattern”
I also made a pair of pretty Koigu “Jaywannabees” (see pic—-pink and purple) My interpretation of the fabulous Grumperina’s “Jaywalkers”—-only knit on US #2 needles. (Because I like socks FAST— #0’s are not for me) The pattern is from the Broadripples @ Knitty- – (with the exception of the YO’s the look is similar) I just changed the cast-on and cuff to a K2P2 ribbing…— then continued in pattern for the Broadripples…. voila— “Jaywannabees” for the impatient. 😉
On the bobbins— is my current spinning— I am loving this. BTW. The blue is a pretty blue merino top- which I am plying with a merino/mohair blend in a pretty green variegate. The plied version is skeined. a pretty Marled blue and green. This is reserved for a secret project. There is also a red merino/tussah silk blend— which is soooo smooth and soft to spin. should be great to knit as-well.;)
So there is the evidence- I am still knitting and spinning……;)