Wednesday, July 26, 2006

And we're off!

As you know, I'm getting a little bored working on Lady E and have been looking for a side project to break the monotony. It occurred to me yesterday that Christmas is only 4 1/2 months away and if I want to give knitted items to close friends and family, I'd better get a move on. So now I have not one, but 13 new side projects to work on. I'd initially planned on knitting things for everyone I know and like but that would involve knitting about 25 items in just 4 1/2 months. I may be antisocial, but I'm not willing to give up what little social life I do have to pull off that feat and so I quickly nixed that idea. I've already decided what I want to knit for each person on my gift list so all I have to do is make the yarn selections. Yay, an excuse to buy new yarn!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Are we there yet?

Some Lady Eleanor progress shots...

Lady Eleanor

Lady Eleanor

More Lady Eleanor

Monday, July 17, 2006

I haven't posted recently because I'm currently suffering from mid-project knitteritis. Those of you who knit may be familiar with this dreaded affliction which, as the name suggests, strikes when you're halfway through a knitting project. Suddenly the precious knitting project to which you eagerly devoted nearly every minute of your spare time becomes a bothersome chore that's taking forever to finish. So it has become with the Lady Eleanor and I. "I can't wait to get home and knit," has turned into "Sl 1, knit 6, ssk, dear God will this tedium ever end, turn work, purl 8." That said, Lady Eleanor is coming along beautifully. It's about 22" long now and the pattern really shows off the colors of the Noro colorway I chose. I'm just tired of working on it and want to be finished with it already!

I've decided that the only cure for mid-project knitteritis is to start a new project. I'm hoping eventually I'll get so tired of working on my replacement project that Lady Eleanor will seem novel and exciting in comparison.
Backyard leaves was supposed to be my backup but sadly, I had to unravel it yesterday because the yarn got badly tangled. So I've been on the hunt for a new project, preferably one that's quick, easy and doesn't require the use of any scratchy yarns (it's far too hot for that). Maybe socks or gloves?

Friday, July 07, 2006

I know, I know...I'm a naughty blogger for not updating my blog in a week. I meant to do so over the holiday weekend but the oppressive heat sucked so much energy out of me that all I could do was sit on the couch watching one episode after another of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And eat. And knit, although it was so hot that after a while I gave that up because I couldn't stand the feeling of the very warm Lady Eleanor on my bare legs. So you see, it's just as well I didn't update my blog because I had nothing to report. I still don't. Hopefully that'll change after I do some knitting this weekend.