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Monday, April 03, 2006
It's all about the indecision. I don't know if it's spring or all the strange happenings going on behind the blog. There is some great indecision lately. I'm an opinionated individual (just ask husbeast), it's usually not that hard for me to decide...
What do I blog about?
I have a million things to blather on about, pick one. What if I can't pick one? What if I can't decide today? What if my mind is blank? Right, we talk about that then. But this is a fiber blog. I know I've done fibering....
In fact I finished a project. Or did I?
I can't even decide if it's finished.
It's not quite as humungous as I thought. Maybe I should give it my usual severe blocking and stretch the heck out of it. I've been trying to decide what to do with it. 1. Leave it alone. 2. Add to the top thus making it bigger 3. add a larger mohair patterning around the outside (what pattern? plain or fancy or ripple?) 4. Add more to the outside using a different yarn to make a nice contrasting border.
I have a million ideas but I cannot settle on one.
Ok, I'll set the shawl aside, so, now what do I knit?
This may seem like an ongoing problem. I usually have a million projects going at once but I can at least pick one that will spark my interest. It's a rare thing that none of them interest me. Usually if none do I can always cast on something new.
The socks, they go around and around. And around and around. And around and around. A little boring at this point. I'm looking forward to doing the heels when they're done. Frankly that's the only thing keeping me working on these socks.
I sketched and created a new pattern for a friend who is pregnant with a little boy. I cast on and I knit almost the entire yoke before deciding I hated it. I wrote another pattern with a yoke. Nope, I won't even bother casting on for that. A vest? I wrote half of that before realizing what I really wanted was a sweater.
I wrote a pattern for a baby Raglan Cardigan with a really nice texture detail and I cast on the sleeve. I finished one sleeve but by the time I decided to rip it out, I didn't feel like grabbing the camera. I just wanted to rip and reclaim my yarn. I'm thinking something plainer but I just couldn't do too plain... Actually I have a couple of ideas. I went with one. I have all these great ideas for a girls sweater, I think it's boys that stump me. I want to do lace and pretty things but it's not very boyish. This is where I am now:
As I look at this though, I keep thinking about the other pattern rattling around in my head. This little sleeve may be in jeopardy of getting ripped.
Good thing I have to work today. In fact I should be at work already. Time changes always mess me up. So on my tardiness to work, I leave you and I'll be sure to be back with more examples of my indecision tomorrow. Maybe...