Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The same old thing

I've fallen and I can't get up! I shared my strategy for getting my 'knitting fix' when I don't have adequate time to knit. I am discouraged to think that this may be developing into a vicious cycle.
There was an added bonus to an offsite meeting this week - a not-so LYS had received the long awaited shipment from Blue Moon Fibers. Do I really need sock yarn? Do I really want more STR knowing full well that my club shipment will arrive within weeks? Apparently so, because this came home with me!
Now, in all fairness, I must disclose that there was a day last week that I had a meeting flop in the morning and had a big lag until my next meeting in late afternoon. I could have worked, but headed home and worked on my Briar Rose KAL sweater all day. I ordered The Devil Wears Prada and just knit row after row...a few more days like that and my life balance may return. I have both the front and back of my sweater blocked and have cast on both sleeves to knit at the same time. I made the cuff ribbing a bit wider than that on the waist and that made me wonder if there is some 'rule' that says your ribbing should always match...being too lazy to rip out the last 5 rows to test the view, I forge into the actual sleeve knitting.
Having moved to the sleeves got me thinking ...
What would I knit next with Briar Rose? (ok, this is going to be a re-occurring theme) I had been thinking about that Earth Song and easily have enough to make a surprise for me. So, Earth Song it is! The pattern is chosen and I am itching to swatch, but...I am disciplined and will complete the sleeves for my Legend 'V' neck first.
Notice, discipline does not extend itself to rolling the next yarn in line into skeins!
I also have a finished object and just need to find the 'right' buttons. I know that I want handmade cherry buttons and just need to go on a hunt for them. Photos will post as soon as this is accomplished.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

Kim!! I can't believe I haven't left a comment on this post! This is at least the third or forth time I've read it.

I love the STR Fire on the Mountain. I've contemplated this yarn for a while now and I can't wait to see how it works up for you. The STR options are so fabulous, it is almost impossible to choose a favorite. (Though the Punk's Mischief is definitely noteworthy.)

AND THE EARTH SONG!!! My goodness, that is unbelievably pretty. What are you going to make?

Furthermore, my dear, when are you going to show us this almost-but-not-quite finished BRF sweater?