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Occasional musings on "life, the universe, and everything" from a fiber junkie.
 

April 28, 2010

Emerging from the fog...
 
Amazing, isn't  it, how easily two months can slip past?  Winter seems to be mostly over (though there were snowflakes in the air again yesterday) and everything's gone green.  Lengthening days tell me that eventually summer will come.  Really.  I hope.
 
At AuntyNin's, projects occasionally turn into monsters, leaping out of the knitting bag, grabbing me by the throat, and positively demanding to be knit.  What's more, they demand the exclusion of all other projects for the duration.  The past ten days or so, Mmario's pattern "Spuds" (part of the Solanum Tuberosum collection) has been a pushy, demanding, all-consuming obsession, ending only with  being bound off last night.  Finally, I can get back to the other projects that have been languishing in the knitting bag.
 
Currently on needles:
  • Basic Boring Sock  in C*EYE*BER Fibers "Sea Breeze"
  • "Solstice Slip" sock in Socks that Rock "Firebird"
  •  "Prairie Rose Shawl" from The Knitter's Book of Wool in a gorgeous heathery teal wool/silk blend
  • Summer sweater in Reynolds Cool Cotton (cotton/steel blend) shade "Ashes of Roses"
  • The Sock Leftovers Project - four-inch squares of garter stitch on the diagonal, using up bits of yarn left over from making socks, and a bunch of black sock-weight left over from the Granny Weatherwax shawl.  Once enough squares are done, they'll be sewn together in a checkerboard-ish pattern, alternating color with black, to make a lap throw to use for traveling.

In spite of all that, other projects are clamoring for attention, including (as always) at least 20 of Mmario's patterns, plus four or five from the latest Vogue Knitting and a request from a dear friend for "socks without feet" to cover up the tattoos on her legs in summer.  Her employers seem to be rather unhappy about visible tattoos on their staff (sigh). 

So many projects, only two hands....

 

 

 

12:58 pm edt

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