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.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Raise your hand
Raise your hand if you spent Friday Hooked on a feeling
Raise both hands if you were "hooked" all weekend.
Why yes, those would be 2 finished Alpaca mitts.
The alpaca yarn had it's first life as a scarf. Allbeit a very tiny 4 inches of scarf before I came to my senses. A scarf? When it comes right down to it, I don't need another scarf in the UFO pile. And we all know that's just what it would have gone...
But it would be so nice as something around my face. How about a lacy neck warmer. A glorified "dickie" if you will. I wrote a pretty new pattern and cast on. 3 inches into it with 112 stitches per round and I realize that it's just not meant to be. Sure the pattern is pretty but it's not me. Nope not going to make it an farther.....
I have to admit I must be some kind of idiot not to listen to my inner voice. As I'm spinning this yarn, I'm thinking mitts. I need fingerless mitts for when I'm sitting at this computer
Then I talk myself out of it:
Maybe alpaca is too warm.
No, I have cold hands.
Well, Alpaca is really warm.
Do you really think so? Maybe?
Maybe it will stretch too much.
Alpaca does have a tendency to stretch out.
But it couldn't be that bad.
Then again it would be really sad to have floppy mitts.
It's so soft wouldn't it be better by my face....
Has anyone ever WON an argument with themselves?
My self got the better of me and I started all those other projects before I told myself just to shut the hell up and make the mitts I wanted in the first place:
If you want the pattern - GO HERE There is also a much larger picture below the pattern.
This post has already been super long but I wanted to pimp something important to me. A friend of the Husbeast's has a brain tumor. A brain tumor he named "Dubya". I'm serious here, this is not a joke. The man living with Dubya just has a great sense of hummor. To read about the tumor you can read the Journal.
There is a fundraiser to help with the cost of removing Dubya, the tumor that is. The fundraiser is looking for hand made goods, art supplies, handspun yarn to raffle but soon they'll be selling tickets. Sounds like there's going to be a ton of fab stuff. I'll let you know when the tickets go on sale but for now if you've got something you'd like to donate, the info is here.