Friday, March 04, 2016

Bits And Bobs

After talking with friends who knit, they say they go through phases where their knitting projects languish in protective boxes or bags. And sometimes for months. So I don't feel so bad I only pick up this lovely scarf I'm working on every few days.

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However, I'm starting to develop Startitus, and I haven't touched this cashmere scarf in ages.

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The Shark Hat has been taunting me from my knitting basket, daring me to try it a third time now that the pattern corrections have been sent to me. Then there's the crochet wrap that I can't remember where I stored it. (So no photo.)

I blame the Ombra della Sera (worsted, 110 yards, 90% cashmere/10% nylon) I had purchased for that cowl I made, but my head and neck are too large and I frogged it last year fall. The yarn is a bit spendy at $43 a skein, so if I want to knit this hat I need another skein. Then again, I do have some gorgeous leftover skeins I could pair it with...I think we all know where this will end up.

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And I'm slowly making my way through the repairs on a friend's beloved, much worn alpaca sweater.

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Meanwhile my decision to get back to spinning has been left in the dust. I do get the fibers out and pet them every few months, but too much to do right now to add spinning to the list of after work activities.

So, executive decision time. Once I finish the sweater repair, I'll knit the hat as a reward. I've already bought the pattern, and I'll save up my pennies for the second skein of yarn.

Then I'll hit that damned shark pattern a final time and IT WILL SUBMIT TO MY WILL.

I'll wing the rest of the WIPs after those projects are done.