Wednesday, November 7, 2012

There Are Too Many

I had a wretched morning on Monday and the only consolation I could think of was to stop at the yarn shop on my way home and buy some yarn for these legwarmers.


It's red. Rage, to be precise, which is how I feel about owning anything red, but this is exactly what I had in mind the second I decided to knit them and I do not regret my choice. I will wear them proudly. I should mention that the yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed and it is so heavenly! I can totally understand why everyone knits everything out of it.


I've also got my Rock Island clicking away. After the endless edging, it's a huge relief to finally be knitting some decreases on something that looks like a shawl. It would be nice to have it done for you Friday wouldn't it? I'll see what I can do.


Here's a vest. It's in three pieces now instead of just one. I call that progress. Very slow progress.


And a Double-Leafed Saroyan that's going nowhere. The KAL ended last week. I ended with it but my shawl didn't get the memo. I think it's going to have to chill out for a little while until I can make my mind up about it. It's not that I don't like it. I love it. I just have to think too hard about what I want it to look like and what I have to do in order to make it look that way. I don't have that kind of brain power right now. But look...oooo...pretty! And it's super, super soft.

I feel like I'm collecting works-in-progress on my finite number of needles. I have actually taken needles out of things to start something new! I'm going to blame fall since I'm not knitting holiday gifts this year. Please tell me you have more projects on the needles than you know what to do with too? Are you knitting for yourself or for others? I'm living in terror of a wicked winter since last year's was so mild, so I'm stock-piling as many garments as I can knit before it hits. I think you should too. Just in case. ;)

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12 comments:

  1. I'm always dumping WIPs all over the house. I made a basket, just to keep WIPs in, and it's overflowing! It's all boring stuff, though. A granny square here, the start of a chicken leg hat there... Something chevron-y in vomit green that I'm not going to finish, partly because I am running out of yarn and it's a discontinued line, partly because I have no idea what I was going to make in the first place... I'm terrible with starting new projects and then forgetting all about them, or leaving them somewhere because I pulled the hook out to start something else.
    But I'll tell you one thing, they're not as pretty as yours though! The Saroyan is gorgeous.

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    1. A basket is a good idea! Mine are all piled on the end of the couch in a not-so-pretty or safe-from-pokey-needles way. :S I feel like start and forget about it is a little better than trying to knit on everything at once. Though I'm sure there are some forgotten projects at the bottom of the pile....

      I LOVE your chicken leg hat, btw. :D

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had more time for it. Snow will encourage me. :)

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  3. Your rock island is looking so pretty !

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  4. Everything is lovely! I love that red!!!

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    1. Thank you! I do too. I was immediately drawn to it.

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  5. Oh yes, you an I are definitely in the same boat. So many WIPs, so little time (and motivation, do you ever just collapse when you finally get home?). I'm also so glad that you followed me into the red trap. I always told myself "never any reds!", but then I found myself only being able to picture a certain color with that sock pattern. I think you made a great call, those legwarmers are going to be gorgeous! Also, you are my personal grad school hero for going to the LYS after a hard day.

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    1. I collapse every day. It makes it very hard to get any reading done, surprisingly. But the yarn is so close that I do manage some knitting. :) Maybe there is just a red bug going around? I very often forget that this particular LYS is so close to home or I would go...every day. :S

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  6. oh no! i hope your day got better!

    i love rowan felted tweed... and you just know i've got a massive crush on your grey-purple yarn for the double leaf saroyan! totally gorgeous! what is that yarn?

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    1. The yarn helped a lot. :) It's really great yarn! It's Lodge by Berroco. It's fluffy and wonderful!

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