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.


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


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.



Socks. And more socks.



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!


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.


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.


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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About Lorette

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!


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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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.