Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Friday, September 24, 2004
Woo woo, I'm a little blue train
While I didn't manage to make a post yesterday, I was able to sign up for 2 new knit alongs. Priorities, right? Once I start signing up for these things, its hard to stop. More, more, I want more knit alongs! Okay, not really. I'm bad, very bad. I sign up for knit alongs and only half the time do I finish. I did finish the Kate Along and so far I'm doing ok with the "six sox". I have failed on the Zoo Along. And I have been avoiding others I want to do as I know I will fail at those too.
So if I'm a bad knit alonger then why am I signing up for more. I can't help it. Seeing a knit along is like a drug right to the system. I get excited, my blood starts pumping, pupils dialate, heart palpitates, hands get clammy.... Well, maybe not that dramatic but I do excited. I want to join. I want to knit that too. I think this time I joined ones that I couldn't possibly fail at.
First up is the Man Along. How could I fail at this one? Easy right? But I won't. Really and truely. I want Husbeast to have a sweater. I'm fairly sure he will wear it too, even if its only to wear it to hockey games. Can I finish it in time for the first game on October 17th? Is that a challenge? Here's a progress pic:
I'm showing it on top of a sweater that already fits him. I have lengthened it and I'm close to the arm holes and I will need to recalculate those as well.
The second knit along is for gloves I have that sad solitary glove:
It needs a partner. Its suppose to be a Christmas gift. Can I finish it in time? Will it count as a finished object if I don't weave in all those blasted ends. I also have a couple of other gloves I want to make as gifts and a pair of mitts for me so I can play in the snow.
I'm going to be the little blue train and say "I think I can", "I think I can", "I think I can". Just for giggles I might chugga chugga around the living room a bit. I'm going to think myself right into keeping up with these knit alongs.
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