Thursday, September 29, 2011

I know I've not been blogging ...

Unfortunately, this isn't exactly a sign of increased productivity in non-blogging responsibilities. Or at least the two things aren't related. In fact, I think blogging more often would help me be more productive, simply because it would help me be more structured. Kind of like praying more regularly. Something that ought to be done for its own sake, but happens to produce all sorts of other good effects.


Because it is autumn (YAY!), and because I recently discovered this pattern and knew it must be made in brown, I am ordering some Knit Picks yarn in the colorway Spice, which I have long, long hankered after. I also got distracted by Sherry, and might just order some of that too. Maybe. (Hey. It's my birthday. At least, it will be. Soon.)

And I did it: I frogged the nausea shawl. The yarn has been rewound into a tidy pink yarn-cake and awaits its new destiny as ... something else. I don't know. However, I do know that the darker yarn is soon to become a lacy cowl. Even now, sitting here in the kitchen with the windows cracked open, I get little shivers down my spine from the cool air. It is time for fall knitting.

Also in my list of knitting goals this fall/winter:

-Christmas gifts. So far, this equals two things; but that list might get longer.
-A sweater. I really want to make one!
-A shawl for my friend, Nicole.
-Mittens, because I also want to learn to make these.
-Socks. My second sock, of course; but I wouldn't mind being one of those knitters who's able to whip socks out in a few days as gifts.
-Christmas stockings for me and Keith?
-And a scarf, because I've never actually made one, ever. (Except for little scarves for my beanie babies when I was lots younger, but those don't count.)


  1. I saw the Les Mis scarf and thought it was neat. You'll have to let me know what you think of the pattern when you knit it up, love the colors.

  2. i really, really like the christmas stockings idea!

  3. Hi, Tobie --

    Sorry to intrude, but I just wanted to say that the Coffee House just isn't the same, and that I hope you can stop by this year....

    -- Laura

    PS I won't be offended if you delete this comment, as I know it doesn't really go here. -- L

  4. love the yarns in the photo - such pretty colors!