My knitting has been, well, to be honest I have no knitting. There is no knitting in the world of Kelly right now. Why? Why do you ask?
2 things alone haunt my knitting joy, stopping me from casting on something new and interesting.
The still unfinished KIKASS shawl
And the STMNBN (Sock That Must Not Be Named)
With both of them I’m caught in the Knitting Black Hole. I knit, slave, go for row after row without pause, dutifully working on these two projects. The shawl, being a, um, Mother’s Day present *insert guilty look here* haunts me in my dreams, so that each night I am devoured by an angry wool shawl, each bite leaving the impression of small, seed stitch squares on my skin.
The sock… the damn sock. I have NEVER been sorrier that I chose to carry the textured pattern down the foot. I’m doing the mock cable rib and I swear I’ve knit every day on this thing for months. Rows and rows. IT STILL ISN’T READY FOR THE TOE! Every time I try it on, it’s in the same place. I think the evil sock gnome is coming and unraveling my work each night. Do they have repellants for this kind of thing?
I cast on for the Irish Diamond Shawl, but in my supreme stupidity, I started working on it, then stopped without marking which row I’m on, so now I have to rip it all back to the damn garter stitch edge and start again, with my brain intact and working.
A new book of knitting patterns came for me from Amazon.com (finally) and it’s just chock full of cute, adorable little animals that I cannot wait to start. The only problem being that I don’t have any neutral colors to knit with, so I have to stock up on browns and grays before I can start knitting wombats, sharks, platypuses (platypi?) and oh so adorable kittens. (Chris, do you think Chaos would like a little catnip filled version of himself to terrorize?)
The Kitty hat for Casey is on hold, I have to frog it back to before the decreases and add more length. My head is smaller then hers, so it doesn’t fit that well. But her birthday is coming up on the 24th, so I’d best get my buns in gear if I want it to be done in time.
I want to knit Rogue for myself. I’ve come to a point in my knitting career that I feel I cannot progress further without making myself a sweater. Yesterday it was so chilly in my room and I just thought to myself “If only I had a nice sweater to pull on right now” but alas, I have none. If anyone has knit Rogue, please tell me what sort of yarn you used, as I’m curious as to what to buy. I haven’t bought the pattern yet, it seems like such a huge step for sweater-phobic me to take.
Keep an eye out for the fine print! Soon it will announce the next short ghost story up on Grave Writing, starring none other than Chris, from Stumbling Over Chaos!!