Wednesday, July 18, 2007

...now back to the regularly scheduled program

This is a blog mostly about knitting after all. I do get sidetracked, now and again. That list in my previous post is just a portion of my job description. With all that crap that has to get tended to, it's a wonder that us domestic working girls could ever dream of a hobby.

My yarn diet is still going strong (since December, thank you very much). Unfortunately, I've still not overcome the other dreaded ailment - Startitist. I was telling you previously that I had tried to tackle the 'ol stash. Impossible. The only way to deal with stash is to sell it, give it away or knit it. I created several piles on my bedroom floor. Here's a peek at one of them -

There's bags of Lamb's Pride, Noro and Debbie Bliss. Once when a local craft mega store went chapter 11, I nearly did the same when I bought their entire stock of Lion Brand something or other. Why??

Ok, on to the WIPs (works in progress for all of you newbies stopping by).

Featured here are the sad few rows I've finished for my bedroom sofa's afghan. The idea was to have a nice snugly throw for when I'm lounging in my room. It is now 9 months old.


You all know this one, my son's going off to college vest. It was scheduled to be finished before June 19 but with my son's post graduation social schedule, I couldn't hold him in place long enough to measure for the length. What did you say? I was suppose to do that before I started? Yeah right.


Ok, this lovely is from last summer. When I was 135 pounds. I'm now 145 pounds. 'nuff said.


Same story with this tank, although I love the yarn, Rowan cotton braid I think. It is basically finished but alas, I don't like how it looks. I think it has a frog in its future...

Ah, yes, this I started in October. A toddler sweater for my cousin's first baby. The baby was born in November and I was allowing myself 6 months to finish for when the baby became a toddler and he could wear it in the spring. Well what month is it now?

So I put everything else aside (including today's laundry) and got to work.



DONE. Just have to weave in the pesky ends and package it up and send it off to Philly before he starts kindergarten!


13 comments:

Lynn said...

First of all, good for you for being on your yarn diet since Dec. That is fantastic!! And I really like that baby sweater. It came out really cute. BUT that is the problem of taking a long time with baby knits, if you dont finish them fast enough, they outgrow them. What's next in the UFO pile?

Rebecca said...

i love those colors in your son's college vest!

WandaWoman said...

Congrats on being your yarn diet that long, that's a good long while. I was not that successful. The baby sweater is very cute. Hopefully you'll get it out and done with soon. Your son's college vest looks great, love the colors. Too bad about the tank for you. Rip it out if it no longers appeals.

del said...

Yay, you finished the baby sweater at least! And I am so impressed at your non yarn buying habits; be strong for the rest of us! I hope you finiish that vest for your ds before he goes off because it's really nice!

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

Glad your showing your knitting again!

Mary Anne said...

The baby sweater is adorable and I love the colours of your son's vest. Good for you on your yarn dieting.

Beatriz said...

I'm terrible with diets (yarn and food)...that is such a nice blue toddler sweater! Doesn't it feel good to reorganize and go thru the yarn stash? Glad to see you back to knitting.

Diane said...

Love your startitis. I've got the same problem.

AR said...

Wow! Since December? Yay, you!

All of your knits look so great, just remember, they're yours, and they'll be there when you're ready. Hehe, that's what I tell myself anyway.

Well, I guess the baby sweater would be outgrown by time I finished it, but ....

Janice said...

Wow, that's some wonderful knitting you have on your needles. Congratulations on finishing the sweater! It turned out great! I'm envious of your ability to yarn diet. I really need to start several diets.. yarn being one. (Food being the other..but that's even harder than yarn!!)

sahara said...

The baby sweater is cute! Love the colors of your son's sweater, here's a hint––you don't need to have him there. Measure the length of a sweater he likes, from the highest part of the shoulder to the hem, and on the side, from the armhole to the hem. Now you can finish without him.

JerseyTjej said...

I'm interested in that bag of multicolored yarn...Can I see it, lol!?

Brown Berry said...

The only thing I loved better than the list, is the appended commentary for each item. Startitis - it's real my friend. And just like misery, it loooooves company ;)

Way to knock out the gift knit though!!