Thursday, February 25, 2010

Knitting Limbo...

... that's where I am. I've cast off Tea Leaves (still totally thrilled with it) and I don't know what to do next. I should probably finish one of the projects I've got on the go (one sweater, two pairs of socks, one pair of gloves and two crackghans) but I'm just not really feeling that.

I could cast on for another Loch Ness Monster, but I can't find the pattern at the moment.

I should probably cast on for another shawl, as I am trying to knit 10 this year.

I have a couple of designs in my head I want to get out on paper...

... but what I really want to do it buy some new yarn.

I really have to stop reading other people's blogs. I was reading one (can't remember who) and they did Liesl (A pattern I've wanted to do for a while, and right now I'm all about top down yoked cardis) in Blue Moon's Luscious Silk Single.

Now, you know how I feel about silk, and I loved the Madeline Tosh I used for Tea Leaves, which is a single ply.

So right now I'm resisting the urge to buy a couple of skeins. I want this colour:Motley Hue. Normally I'm not a blue person, and it may just be the name speaking to my 80s Hair Band past, but I really, really like this colour. But buying yarn just isn't in the financial cards right now - what with the speeding ticket I got and rent coming due and all...

Sigh... I guess I'll go work on one of the Crackghans.. it's a good way to clean your palette between projects.

Oh, and we are indeed getting more snow up to 25 cm (about 10 inches) overnight! Woohoo. I don't have to work tomorrow, and I'm stocked up on milk and hot chocolate so it's all good!

8 comments:

Mo said...

I just returned from the store with my milk and hot chocolate (& cookies, of course)!

I'll take a good old fashioned snowstorm (from inside my home) over other weather events any day!

Monika said...

I know how you feel, had that feeling myself after I finished a big project. That color is really nice! That would make an excellent sweater! ;o)
We wanted to go for a walk, but it's so windy, and it's snowing, I just rather jumped into the shower to get warm. We let the pups run around in the backyard, until they had a beard of ice instead. :o)

Not ready for handspun said...

Sorry about the speeding ticket ... can you fight it?

Amy and The House of Cats said...

You sound like me with beads - I am working on stuff but thinking I really want to buy more even though I am not done. And my problem is I am getting interested in other stuff too (like reading here has me thinking that hey, maybe I can't knit but I can do a basic crochet stitch - that could be a start...) But I am in the same boat with everything right now - not in the cards financially.

That stinks about the ticket - I hope it is not too expensive.

Dee said...

What could be better than a snow day with hot chocolate and knitting???

Have a great day!

lexa said...

It's raining here now and very windy. We've got a wind and rainfall warning for the next two days and a flood warning. Sunday, they say, there is a nor easter brewing, but they don't know if it will bring more rain or snow.

I finished my Ravelympics shawl - almost. I have to do the edging. My first shawl, though maybe it should be classed as a shawlette. I had envisioned bigger. Oh, well. Knitting is a learning process. Now I can try and finish up so UFOs. I'm very unsettled in my knitting right now, have been since Christmas. Usually it doesn't last this long, and I also usually don't have that many things on the needles at once.

TheBlackSheep said...

Oh I do envy you. We're having a rain storm, which is also conducive to staying at home with hot chocalate and knitting, but I have to work.

Now that blue really is pretty...just sayin'

Jeanne said...

Did you buy the yarn for Liesl? Or did you get distracted by dyeing?