Monday, November 5, 2007

Take II

Okay, so after the SotS Disaster, I tried to knit something.

First, I picked up the bag holding my Peacock Scarf. No go. I patted it a few times, and put it aside with a disenchanted sigh.

Next, I found Cup-O-Shawl (which still hasn't been moved to a mug it likes), and finished off a pattern repeat. But I quickly grew bored, despite the pretty lavender color and the joy I get out of the lovely pastel-metallic paper clips I'm using as stitch markers.

So, bravely (and much sooner than expected), I cast on SotS again.

I really like knitting this. I love the yarn, I love the beads, and now that I'm being very (VERY) careful that I've actually completed all the stitches I think I've completed, I'm already back up to row 43 or 45 or so. I should be back to where The Disaster happened in another week.

So, for a brief, shining moment, I was at 57 UFOs. SotS added back to 58... and then I had a Yarn Accident. There are balls of this lovely green/black/blue stuff that I was attempting to turn into an all-over-cable sweater a year or so back. It just kept not working. So, it became a Giant Ball of Yarn about the size of my head. It has been sitting quietly in the center of what was the dining room (once when we had room in that room for a table and chairs) for about two weeks. It knew I'd give in eventually. So, meet UFO #59:

I'm making a Very Simple Sweater. Sorry the picture is so large, but any smaller, and you can't see the color variation. Somehow, 36 stitches at my gauge manages to kick all the blue to the button-band side! I've decided I'm doing the back in two pieces, to keep the magic going, once I've finished the fronts. (This will be the Very Basic, Easy-to-Knit-on-Public-Transportation sweater. Basically four large rectangles for the fronts and back, and two large trapezoids for the sleeves, to be gallantly attached together in the approximate shape of a sweater (somehow) in the future.)

And, oh yeah, I'm supposedly doing NaNoWriMo... but here's my laptop, safe in its cabinet in its little Harajuku Carryall. I'm about 5,000 words in (already several thousand behind)... don't know if I'll finish it on time this year. Oh well!!

1 comment:

  1. Whoo Hoo!!! Doing the happy dance here in Alabama for your Secret of the Stole progress. I can't wait to see it grow!


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