Thursday, November 8, 2007

What are these "FOs" that you speak of?

I read the November 1st post from Dogs Steal Yarn about UFOs entitled "Monogamy vs Temptation". It seems that she and I, though on opposite sides of the country, can really relate. You see, I have not blogged because I have not accomplished squat. Nope. Nothing. Oh sure, I am making progress. (I have found my camera! It's alive! It was under sock yarn, go figure. Pics as soon as I get my laptop back from the boyfriend! lol) I have finished the Devil Hat from SNB The Knitter's Handbook. Oh wait. No I haven't. It doesn't have horns. That and a secret (I'm not sure if she's reading) project that goes along with it hasn't even been cast on. A week from tomorrow. Geez. I know what I'm doing this weekend. I have until Christmas to finish the Clapotis. That's nice. I have 4 repeats (minus two rows... gee, you'd think I'd remember to p2tog at the end of the row... since that's about the only exciting thing left besides the kfb...) of the straight rows and then I start the decreases. I have the cuff and some of the body of my (second attempt at a...) Jaywalker. And yet I bought more sock yarn that I am fighting with. You see it's this in the Meadow Multi colorway. Then my mentally unstable lovely boyfriend bought me Knitting Rules! and I now have access to The Yarn Harlot's sock recipe. I was doomed. I guess it also didn't help that I bought some of this in Lettuce and immediately cast on for this as my first lace project. In my defense, I would recommend this yarn to anyone and everyone. It's so soft... so nice... and it didn't split after I frogged that stupid pretty scarf four times.

So where was I? Oh yes... hat, Clapotis, sock, scarf... The boyfriend still only has one mitt... my sister has 1½ rows of her Kitty Hat (also from The Knitter's Handbook.) I bought 3 skeins of this in... a color that isn't listed. It's brown/blue/red/orange/white/yellow... It reminds me of all the colors of fall plied together. It's going to be a scarf and a hat. I hope. I cast on for the scarf (I know! I have no willpower.) two nights ago... while eyeing up this (in the natural green colorway) that I bought the same day. (tell me about it...) And I don't even know what that will be yet. I have two medium sized Rubbermaid containers, four baskets, and a HUGE Rubbermaid container (I could probably curl up into it) filled with yarn, spinning supplies/fiber, and dying supplies/yarn to dye. I don't know why I buy yarn, does anyone really know? I see it. I want it. I buy it. Then I try to tuck it away out of sight so that I am not tempted to cast on. I have all of these ideas and yet... no. Must. Finish. WIPs. I have made a promise to myself. I will finish things in the order of importance. One at a time. Me, little miss no attention span. First on my list is the secret project and adding the horns. I will finish that this weekend. I probably have two hours left and I will force the boyfriend to lock me in the bathroom (nobody will bother me there...) until I finish it. But during the week you see, it will be the Clapotis. I would like to tell the Yarn Harlot that I am experiencing the Knitting Black Hole. I knit and knit for HOURS and I measure... and the only thing that has changed, as far as I am concerned, is that I have more dropped stitches. It gets better, right? This thing will be finished, yes? I'm not freaking out. Not at all. :) Then the boyfriend's last mitt because he is so patient and tries to stop me from buying yarn. He told me last weekend, he's not going to try to stop me anymore... there is no stopping me. Hmmm... I really don't see a problem there. :) I will work on the Jaywalkers when my mind fries (unless my mind fries from that, too. In which case I will commence the casting on of simple stockinette socks.......)

I guess, what I'm trying to say is.... It's been a month since I posted... and I have nothing to show for it.

Hello. My name is Amber and I have no FOs.

1 comment:

said...

I've been wondering where you were when I saw that last comment on my blog!! (Which, if I haven't replied to it already, I'm working on it...I am a procrastinator thank you)

Welcome to the wonderful world of Castonitis (aka Startitis). Jaywalker is a ridiculous pattern btw. It's so simple, yet mocks everyone. That sock WILL never be easy to get over your heel. Never. Take it from me, I have long narrow feet, and still struggle.