A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 25, 2004


I'm seeing it quite a bit around blogland and it seems I've caught the Winter Blahs too.

Exhibit A) The GE cardi. A few months ago this pattern seemed intimidating to me. I hadn't done any sweaters before. Now that I'm doing it, it has a narcotic effect on me. I literally fall asleep every time I try to knit this. Even last night while sitting in my friend's kitchen carrying on a conversation I felt my eyelids drooping as I attempted to knit past row 10 on the back.

Exhibit B) Bpt. After seeing Mariko's completed Bpt yesterday I got all excited about it. I finished dying all of my yarn just before I left for Hawaii. I cast on. I read the first line of the pattern. Huh? Wha? I muddled through it. Row 2 instructions. What the??? Who the? Huh? I was beyond confused. I called out to Mariko for help. With her explanation I ripped it out and tried again. Still no good. This has resulted in a significant decrease in enthusiasm for this project.

Exhibit C and D) See previous postings on second glove and wrist warmer.

Exhibit E) Baby Knits Cardi. I finally picked up the right number of stitches for the button band. I've completed the first three rows of 1x1 ribbing (my most hated ribbing). The sweater, despite it's small size, weighs about eight thousand pounds--without the sleeves! It's so heavy it pulls my hands down. Plus my needles are so slick that the sweater just glides right off if held at any not perfect angle.

Exhibit F) I swatched for Rogue using Highland Wool from Elann. I was right on gauge. I go to Elann to order the wool and they only have 2 or 3 colors, none of which I want.

So what do you think? Should I cast on for the No Sweat pants, another afghan square or should I look one of these projects in the eye and show it who's boss? Or maybe I should fold the mountain of laundry?