Sunday, January 31, 2010

Midnight in the garden of good and evil

I was having a bit of an ADD weekend this weekend and just couldn't seem to focus on one project.
I did a little more knitting on the Starry sock (though I am considering sending it to the frog pond.)
I knit a few more squares on the crackghan (always good ADD knitting because you're still accomplishing something if you walk away after only half an hour)

I did manage to finish the body on the Tea Leaves Cardi
I even managed to knit about six inches on the arm before I got bored and moved on to something else.

And what was that something else? The skein of Top Cat that I dyed a mom's a few weeks ago...
...has been sitting caked up on my coffee table ... taunting me. I've been trying to be good and get at least one more thing off the needles before I cast on for something else (right now I have two sweaters, and three pairs of socks (not to mention two afghans and a catghan).

But I did sign up for 10 shawls in 2010 - and I did cast off my Fluffy Cat shawl last week (details coming soon - when mom takes some nice pictures of it and I get the pattern together)

And this yarn is waaaay too pretty to be made into just socks - it has to be shown off. I wasn't in the mood to design something myself - so I scoured Ravelry last night and came across Frozen Leaves - so pretty

It took a little finagling (I'm not great with charts) and a few false starts but I'm finally grooving on it
It's definitely a "distraction-free" knit, but well worth the effort. I want to knit just one more row to watch these giant leaves unfold!

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

I don't blame you for starting something with that yarn - gorgeous!

zoom said...

I was going to say that.

Lee said...

It looks great so far. I am no great shakes at charts either. The socks I am working on right now are charted and I forget where I am.

Not ready for handspun said...

Oooh so pretty - definitely better as a shawl than socks

Monika said...

I've this shawl in my to do list as well, it's so pretty! I'm on a time out with crafting, since my left hand hurts too much. Thought two days woudl be enough, but NO!

RobinH said...

Pretty pretty! I love the very subtle variagation in the yarn.

I'm thinking it was maybe an ADD knitting kind of weekend. I spent practically the whole thing knitting myself, but kept bouncing around...mittens, sock, sweater, thought about figuring out where I screwed up the neck decreases on the *other* sweater, knit mittens instead, then sock...etc, etc...

Knitting Linguist said...

I really do love those kinds of pay-attention knits. I don't have any OTN right now, and it's killing me! I love that yarn, btw -- you're right, it needs to be a shawl.

lexa said...

I feel very unsettled with my knitting right now. I don't want to knit what I have to knit, there are too many WIPs, and too many other projects I want to do!!

I think it was wise to use that yarn for a shawl and not socks. :)