really, I don’t or, rather, haven’t. hence the absence. there’s been little to no knitting in the last month. that isn’t entirely true, there’s been ‘halted knitting’ which doesn’t make for much blog fodder. I can also blame being busy and lazy at the same time (trust me, it’s very confusing being me), I mean everyday I wake up not knowing what day it is. it took me an hour or two before it hit me it’s thursday not tuesday. (oh look at that, it’s the 21st. crap.) or I can blame feeling pretty bitter (makes sense doesn’t it) about certain things and not wanting to come here and rant. don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some awesome things happen this year, but with that also comes some negativity that I’m pretty tired of. so maybe this is all a long winded way of saying “I’m tired!”.
anywho, let’s talk about that pile-o-knits on my kitchen table:
this poor shawl has been ‘mid-tink’ since July or some nonsense like that. I finally put it out of it’s misery earlier this week. I don’t feel too bad about it since it’s basically been sitting next to my t.v. since summer and I don’t think I ever loved the yarn to begin with. the colors are great but the yarn turned my needles and hands purple! I washed the yarn in cold water and it just kept on bleeding. needless to say this yarn won’t be headed back into my stash. I already chose what yarn I’m going to try it in next time, now I just need to find the time.
oh puffy sleeved cardi, how I love thee! I felt like I was about to run out of yarn on this one so I stopped mid-row frustrated and have been ignoring it ever since (it’s been a month and counting). there is hope though, I found out I can get more yarn soon. let’s keep our fingers crossed.
hats are the bane of my existence and I’m not sure why. I can knit sweaters, lace, socks etc but hats?! there’s always something wrong with them or they take me forever. I finished the yak hat (no pics) that turned out way too big for me, but luckily it fits the boyfriend. now he wants another hat, with a tighter fit and thicker for skiing. this is where the double knit hat above comes in. sounds good right? but, there’s always a but:
1. I hate the green yarn I’m using (nashua creative focus worsted), it’s the thing sweaty hands are made of.
2. I couldn’t get into the right knitting rhythm so my hands were hurting a lot at the beginning.
3. It takes twice as long as a regular hat….duh.
4. Every time I work on it I hear “I hope it fits!” coming out of the peanut gallery. bastard.
it’ll get done soon since we’re planning on skiing around new year’s. I swear though, this will be the last hat I knit!
I promise I’ll post again tomorrow! I have an fo and some awesome knitted gifts I need to show off. there’s the rest of that pile too!