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 23, 2005
I figured I should be consistent for a change. No head spinning osession changes this week. We'll continue on with the scarf thing. There are just so many beautiful scarves to knit that I can't believe I discounted them for so long. All that lace. It's like a little instant gratification lace project.
I needed some of that instant gratification yesterday and Maple Leaves was the one that called out to me. My trust ball winder and I set about winding that pretty yarn I showed off in Wednesday's entry.
We didn't get far before we hit a tangle.
Ok, I can work through it - HA - I fixed it and away we go. But something about this yarn led me to believe that wouldn't be it and my fears were founded. This was the tangle of the century. The yarn started to mock me at every turn and the tangle is deep. I've never come so close to trowing yarn away in my life.
I heard the gasp. You read that right. I wanted to throw it away. I haven't yet but I keep looking at it, sitting across from me. It's smug. It thinks it's won the battle. It sleyed the ball winder and now it wants me. Knowing its obvious vindictive spirit, I'm afraid if I turn it into a scarf that it will take that opportunity of eing around my sweet little neck, to strangle me.
Headlines: Crazy woman strangles by her own creation. In a weird twist of fate a woman was strangled by her own lacy scarf. It was beautiful I might add. No one saw anyone around her and the only conclusion we can come to is that it was a deadly scarf. Then the show a picture of the poor scarf being led away in handcuffs.
It's all too sad. I think if I decided not to throw it away the smartest thing to do would be to make it into socks. At least that way the worst it will do to me is kick me in the ass. And I can't say that I don't need a kick there every now and then.
My solution to the scarf thing?
I found some left over McIntosh colorway and went at it yesterday. Unfortunately I only have half of what I need to get the yardage for this scarf. So it's either make another dyelot and use this for a smaller scarf or move on entirely....
I really couldn't decide so I pulled out 2 more projects.
A Lisa Loyd desing that I got at Spirit Trails Fiber works. It's for a Zig Zag scarf. The yarn is the ill fated Merino I spun for Charlotte. I think it will be much prettier in this incarnation.
This is Fiber trends Leaf Lace Shawl. Thanks to a sale at my LYS this is a $16 project. The price is that of a scarf but is the gratification going to be instant enough?
Will I decide over the weekend?
Will an old or new obsession take over?
What will happen to our crazed knitter?
Tune in Monday - same bat channel - same bat time.
And just for Sandy - a sunset photo taken from my back door.