Thursday, August 16, 2012


Sometimes you just need a project change to get the knitting juices flowing again. This is Snow Queen, the cover pattern from Fairy Tale Knits. The sample for the book is done in blue, which is a little more snowy, but nieceypoo must have pink, so the pattern name doesn't really make sense now, does it? The stitch pattern is a 6-row repeat called German Herringbone, and is easy to memorize. Chunky (well, actually worsted, but I'm used to dk or fingering!) wool & big (again, big to me) needles mean I'm just zooming along. But, sudden knitting fever combined with damp weather create arm issues, so I didn't knit at all for 2 days. Back to it today!
Here is what I've done so far, modelled by the ever patient and helpful Rosebud. She loves to help me knit by laying her giant head on one of my arms to slow me down. Very helpful.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Oh dear.

That didn't take long. Elizabeth is getting boring. I've almost finished the front, and it's all repetition. Same pattern, same colour, boring, boring, boring.

I keep finding excuses not to knit. I actually cleaned the bathroom tonight - and it didn't even need it!!! Never a good sign. Plus I keep looking at the skeins and balls and bags and baskets of yarn lying around every room in my apartment, thinking of the other things I want to do.

Am I alone in this? Getting bored so easily with a project? Is this the ADD manifesting itself through my knitting? This is why I tend to do really complicated things, with either lots of colour work or cabling. This has neither. The centre triangular pattern is brainless, and the sides are just stocking stitch.

I should be a good girl and finish the front before moving on to something else.

Then again, I have been meaning to wind those skeins of silk for a while...
And I have a project planned for nieceypoo...
And I have a newphew (new baby; I think it's a boy, therefore newphew) on the way...

Man, ADD sucks!!