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.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
I'm feeling the itch again.
I think it's pretty good that it's taken this long to become a full blown itch. Oh sure, I've wanted to scratch a few times but 6 months under this new management style has worked out great. I actually like it. Well, most of the time.
The first half of this year I really adhered to the 1 small project to drag everywhere, 1 large project for at home working, and then the secret stuff that doesn't count in the deal anyway. I feel like I've gotten some knitting accomplished and I've been able to memorize patterns instead of having to look them up again in a few days or so as the project rotation worked out.
Unfortunately the itch is back.
I think it was fueled by all the sock yarn I have. I transfered all the sock yarn from a single wide containment unit where it was all squished and unhappy to a double wide unit. I got to play with it all and see what I wanted to work with.
Now I have so many things I want to do NOW! that I just can't decide. Well, I can decide but my decision includes starting a new project each day of the week.
1.I want to make socks. Lots of socks. The pink Sockotta wants to be lacy, the black tweed wants to be a simple rib and cable design, the self striping stuff wants to be plain but pretty boot socks, and the gutted pink skein wants to be socks for the midget. This isn't even counting the couple of other skeins that I want to pull out and work on socks for gifts.
2. I've got Birch started but I did start to wind the yarn for the shadow shawl. I understand birch was an illness and needed to be started but I really really want to do some shadow knitting too. And just look at those colors!
3. I want to make mittens and gloves. I want some new fair isle gloves. I want to make the grey thrummed pair for a friend with cold hands, and then another set of mittens for me when I want to throw snowballs at the neighbors.
4. The midget and her soon to be arriving sister need sweaters. M hasn't had a new sweater in a while and has almost outgrown the ones that she has. For the Boogie Baby I can always hold off with the explaination that we all think she might be coming out the size of a 2 year old (you saw the belly) and so it's smart to wait. Right?
5. And finally we get to the scarves. Gifts for friends, relatives and secret pals. I know, me knitting a scarf? What the hell am I thinking? I've had requests and I have a few interesting patterns that I think I will actually be able to pull off making some scarves this year.
Oh, the dilemmas of a knitter with the itch. The thing is, I've had this itch since the weekend. Have I cast on a ton of projects or am I still waiting? Will I cast on a bunch of projects?