Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I'm Back!

I had to take a time out. It's over, I'm back, 'nuff said.

After finishing the back of Lucie, on those itty bitty 2's, with my very very pretty Koigu,
knitting life became all about instant gratification. For those of you who don't know, I started working at Rosie's on Saturdays (uh oh, I'm becoming a client - client with a drug problem starts selling drugs to fund drug problem . . . hmmmm, I do see a correlation here), so when a new yarn comes into the store, I have to have it - and I have to see it knit immediately. So, here's my December knitting -

From right to left, we have a Fir Cone Scarf in Artyarns Silk Rhapsody. You can't see it too well in either picture that I took, but its a silk wool blend with a flashy sparkly thingy in it. I've never been one for sparkle knitting, but you know what, it's the new year, and dammit, I'm gonna sparkle.
Now that it's almost done, and I still haven't finished my niece's cardigan, I think I'm going to give it to her when we have our sleepover this weekend, and I'll just have to sparkle vicarious.

Next up is, yum, more Brooks Farm Four Play. This is the yarn I originally bought for Clapotis, and now that I've seen it knit up, I'm glad I didn't go forth with it for the Clap - it's just not Clap-like. Anyway, this oh so simple Tube is the turtleneck shrug from Scarf Style. On one hand, I'm a bit concerned that when it's done it's just going to be a boob enhancer, but on the other hand, sometimes the shop is so cold on Saturday, I really want the extra neck and sleeves, and I'll have to deal with the boob thing. Although, I could just wear a warmer sweater. Whatever, this was the simple knitting I needed in December, where I really just needed to dumb everything down.

And, then, finally, is my neckwarmer in Schaeffer's Esperanza, in, what else, Katherine Hepburn. There were 2 skeins of it in the shop. During the Christmas rush, many picked it up, fondled it, put it back, and I sighed - it's still there if I want it. Then, while my back was turned, someone bought one skein. I had to make my move, and I bought it - and the same evening knit the feather and fan neck cowl from Mel Clark/Tracy Ulman's Knit2Together. And, there's enough yarn left over for a pair of mitts - I knit the mitt without a pattern, and my thumb kind of went wonky, so I have to rip it back, but the bottom of the mitt is feather and fan, and it makes a nice little combo.

So, that's what I've been up to in knitting land. I started another secret project, testing knitting for a friend with a book deal - wonder who that could be? But, sssh, that's all I can say about that project - but that will probably tie me up for the month, but I'm very happy to do it. It's going to be beautiful.

So, it's the New Year, and I have some resolutions. 1. No more cops. 2. Knit from Stash. 3. No more cops. 4. If I can't knit from Stash, it had better be worth it. and, 4. No more cops.

Does anyone really need to hear about my December? No, I didn't think so.

Hope everyone had a very happy holiday season!

10 comments:

AmyDe said...

Glad you're back and glad you've sworn off cops (or at least cop)! Here's to a great 2007!

shobhana said...

happy to see you back!

Lisa said...

Welcome back! I missed your posts while you were gone. Your December knitting is beautiful!

Wendy said...

I needed to hear about December. I was getting worried about you!

Carol said...

Happy to hear from you again!Projects look great. I've always thought about that Turtleneck shrug and not made it for the same reason. Looking forward to seeing how yours works out. And working in a yarn shop doesn't necessarily = more yarn. Live vicariously and push yarn on others to see what they do with it!

Anonymous said...

Sorry you had a bad time this Dec. No more picking up cops (or other guys you meet in prison.)

JoAnn, Wynnewood, PA said...

Welcome back! You were missed. At least your hands were busy!

Theresa said...

Welcome back! Love the knitting. But you know you've started down a very dangerous path . . .

Dorothy said...

Glad you are back. I really like the mitts.

Best of luck with the stash knitting. I hope that works out for you.

Glad you have turned the corner on the cop.

Kathy said...

Nothing like someone buying the other skein to get you going :-)