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

October 27, 2006

Pay Now or Pay Later

I have made a solemn oath to myself to complete my Canal du Midi socks by the end of this month. You know, Socktober? The other thing that must, must be done by October 31st is plying the disastrously dyed superwash. Why? Because I'm going to a FIVE day knitting and spinning retreat! Woohoo! I need my bobbins free to spin, spin, spin! I plan on spinning the romney/coopworth/angora that I bought at OFFF and some of the carded wool/mohair I got from Dawn's at the Black Sheep Gathering. And I will try to finish my Trellis scarf and possibly start the Traveler's Socks from Knitting on the Road. How much will I get done over five days? I have no idea. I'm sure I'll bring much more than I can possibly accomplish. Better that then to run out of things to do while I'm there.

Wednesday night I got a little tired of the tight, twisted stitches of Canal du Midi on teeny weeny needles so I started a little something new-- a baby surprise jacket with my leftover Cascade 220 from my new cardigan. This pattern is so much fun. I "just one more row"ed myself until 1 am. So last night, when I got home from work I got on my bed to have a little snuggle time with the kids before bedtime. Passed out. Cold. At 9. So it appears that I can't burn a candle at both ends.