Friday, January 19, 2007

CAN'T STOP KNITTING

I swear this blog will not become a knitting blog... ok maybe it will a little bit, but I must admit this last week I have become addicted to knitting.

I have all of these projects running around in my head. I want all sorts of tools and toys and yarn and books. There are so many great free resources on the web that I find myself a tad distracted. I want more people around me to be pregnant so I can makes lots of baby blankets. It's a good thing that I love scarves, as I want one in almost all of the soft fuzzy colors I've seen. And have you seen this thing called the 'INTERNET'? There is so much more stuff out there.... if only I could touch it all!

Yes, I went back to JoAnn's this week, and purchased new needles and yarn for my next project as I was coming very close to the end of my first one (I don't want to be on a 2 hour train ride with no yarn to be knitting!). And yes, I was so excited to show Eric the new yarn, that I immediately balled it up, and cast it onto my new needles (size 15 is SO much funner then size 8 -- ACK I'm a knitting geek!). Soon it was 2 hours past my bedtime and I was still sitting on the bed knitting away at my new fluffy scarf.

I've seen this crafting monster in me before. It's the one that spends way too much money on filling up the attic with storage bins of projects that are never finished. I swore I would not buy anything for a new project until I was finished with the first, but there are sales and Internet coupons to be used! And babies that need blankets, and heads that need hats, and Sunday naps that need afghans.

I truly hope I do not really start a stash of projects undone, but it's very very tempting. I think I know what kind of presents I'll be giving from now on. My friends and family will be very warm.


**update**
I finished my first project last night, and I am almost done with the chunky scarf as of my train ride into work. Hmm... what will my next project be. Donna, you ready to give me another lesson?

Aren't cat's great models?
Model Shot

9 comments:

Starshine said...

Um, is your cat a professional model? What a gorgeous photo!

beenzzz said...

Cats do make wonderful models. Yours is very beautiful! Great knitting too. I've always been curious about knitting, but never got around to learning how to do it. Maybe one day I will!

Gina said...

Both are very pretty!

ML said...

Beautiful scarf and beautiful kitty model!

I think you're in trouble...the knitting bug has hit ya!

~Donna~ said...

Don't you think my work here is done? bwahahaha...

...sniff...another chicklet has flown the knitting nest. Buying yarn and needles on her own already and it's only been a week.

You have take quite well to the needles my friend. You'll be knitting circles around me in no time.

Hey...now I know why I haven't touched my needles since we met last week! I gave you all my knitting mojo!

There's still a lot to be learned. How to read a pattern, increases, more cast ons, decreases, lace...girl, we're just getting started.

If you figure out how to knit socks, you'll need to teach me. In 36 yrs, I've only ever made baby booties...

~Donna~ said...

PS - Such even stitches, great job grasshopper! I'm so proud of you. Your scarf looks fab!

J said...

That's one BEAUTIFUL scarf! Maybe you could knit a baby blanket for me, and I could take credit when I give it to the new baby I will meet later this summer...

Ally Bean said...

Your inner crafting monster is doing a great job of making some beautiful things. I wish that my crafting monster had as much tenacity as yours. Mine gets very easily distracted and puts projects aside for later/never.

lalunas said...

Beautiful work. I found my best knitting needles in a thrift shop. I also like Richard's in Alamo for their yarns.