Good Grief

It’s been over a month. I have no excuse. Well, I do, but they are all lame.

Let’s just do a Project Roundup, shall we? It’s been so long that even I’ve forgotten what I’m knitting.

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Oldest first, those dog mittens. I just need to sit down and finish these already.

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This too. It would be very lovely to wear this summer, don’t you think? That beaded border–what can I say? It’s boring.

All of the rest of the WIPS are at least from the past year. Here’s John’s sweater. I have a little to finish on this piece, then just knit the sleeves already and I’m done.

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Socks. And more socks.

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I’m finding Color Affection very amusing at this point. The ivory and pale grey was getting on my nerves, then I got to that scarlet, and it was a whole new project. Short rows are fun! Not boring!

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Last but not least, that Cathedral Stole. After I did a real swatch, I ended up not ripping it all out and starting over. I like the slightly more open lace in this yarn. It is mohair, so tends to fuzz up a bit and obscure the lace if it is knit too tightly.

Then there is Will.

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He is not a WIP, but he was very interested in my knitting. I turned my back for a second and he was trying to paw the Evenstar lace into a cat bed. He almost became a RIP.

In other news, I’m back to 90 days on the Cold Sheep no-yarn-buying plan.

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I had a near-miss yesterday while surfing the internet. Ravelry is very dangerous. I did manage to step away from the credit card just in time. On to 120 days.

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My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!

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Good Grief — 6 Comments

  1. You think YOU have no excuse? I don’t even have an excuse to cover an excuse, it’s ridiculous. But I keep telling myself that it’s not something that I have a deadline for, but that I also don’t want to leave things for so long that I just give up.

    I’m thinking of starting a Color Affection, but can’t figure out how to determine what color should be where …

  2. Your roll call is lovely….as for excuses…..I have nothing…..I really need to finish something, actually at least three soon so I can knit for my newest addition…..I have affectionately labeled him “the Peanut”….

  3. I am obsessed with those dog mittens. As I have gotten back into knitting, I swore I would do easy stuff only and no charts or color work. But from the moment you posted those a while back, I haven’t stopped thinking about them. Boston Terriers on mittens…. perfect for Anna Grace. 🙂

  4. I love those little dog mittens. My mom has border collies, which would lend themselves well to a similar black and white item, but since mom’s opposed to mittens, perhaps a little bag. So once again I’m at: “I love that pattern. I’ll make it just like that except change to a different dog type on a completely different item.” LOL At least I won’t have one mitten syndrome. 🙂

  5. Ah yes, I’m working on a beautiful, but boring knit, Taize, billed as meditative. Maybe that’s accurate but it puts me to sleep every time.