Today there was going to be a finished object to show you. It was going to be a warm, woolly cardigan. It was going to make some space in my stash, to fit those Rhinebeck purchases. You see, on Wednesday I did a little cleaning. I bought some of those bags that you suck the air out of with your vacuum and they make the contents really small. I put all of my yarn in them, and cleaned up the stash. But there was some bulky yarn that I had sitting around for a few years. It was taking up a lot of space, being bulky and all. I also love, love, love the color of this yarn. It was a happy accident of dyeing involving some Wilton food coloring, and a few beers with friends. I thought I could knock out a top down raglan in a couple of days. Sure no problem.
Now, here's a little note to my impatient self. Break out of that moment of excitement when you first cast on. Get off your lazy butt, and simply pick up a tape measure. You know, figure out the gauge, do a little math. It's simple really. Then, maybe, just maybe, the arm openings won't be as big as the body. And you won't have to frog all of that pretty green yarn. And today you'd be sewing on some nice wood buttons and taking those fun modeled shots of a FINISHED OBJECT!!!
Bye, bye pretty color and dreams of a warm woolly cardigan.
So it's back to the knitting I should be doing. It's back to the Wool Peddlers Shawl (from Folk Shawls) that I'm making for my mom for Christmas, in beautiful Artyarns Ultramerino 4. It's not quite as quick as the bulky sweater. All of that garter stitch does get a little boring. Luckily, I'm almost to the fun part, the border.
I've finally broken down and brought the hat and scarf basket downstairs. It spends the winter by the door. I love winter for all of the opportunities it affords us to wear handknits. I just hate being cold!
I picked a winner in my 100th post contest. It's blogless Patti. DD #1 pulled her name out of Tupperware. It was very auspicious and glamorous. Patti, I've sent you an e-mail, just send me your address and I'll send you the yarn.