Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Work in Progress Wednesday

FALL KNITTING!



Basic Chic Hoodie in Cascade Sierra (a wool/cotton blend), color Sienna. And, yes, I did want to buy the blue Sierra instead of this color, but I already have 2 blue lightweight jackets. Also, I liked getting Sienna Sierra.

This got off to a slow start since I cast on away from home and had no stitch markers with me -- the pattern uses stitch markers starting in the first row. Digging through my bag I found 2 paperclips and a long narrow strip of grubby Hello Kitty fleece left from making AnnaBeth's current jammies; I managed to tug the strip in half to make 2 slightly shorter strips (no clue why that fabric was in my bag). When I got home I switched to regular markers. While driving home, though, my mind was on stitch markers, and I was seized by an overwhelming desire to have little Sculpey pumpkins as stitch markers. Obviously other people think along these lines since I found several sets on Etsy. Part of me wants to try making them myself (frugal! creative!) and part of me thinks I really have better things to do with my time then making tiny little sculptures and visiting shops to find jump rings, etc.

Here's the thing -- this is a wonderfully mindless knit, so I have plenty of time to think about things like whether or not to make stitch markers. Heck, I have time to read a book! After crocheting all those lace collars and knitting all those little cables on FiFi, it's a great change of pace.

4 comments:

Mrs. H. said...

Oh, it's going to be lovely, and I would take home yarn that was Sienna Sierra too, lol.

KathyJo said...

I like that hoodie. I think I have a serious knitting fear of commitment. Every time I think about starting a sweater, I start wondering what I can do with all. that. yarn. if I don't actually finish the sweater. :} OTOH, I'm freezin' me arse off up here, so maybe my fear of freezing to death with overcome my fear of commitment. In the meantime, mind if I knit beautiful sweaters vicariously through you?

kitten said...

I love that color! I thought about you the other day when I passed a sales rack full of knitting things.
It's like a divorce- I never thought of it that way, but since you said that, your right it is. Hopefully we will find a church soon. I think what hurts the most is that the pastor and his wife still haven't tried to call me, but they have talked to others.
The Emmaus walk was WONDERFUL!
Thank you for all your kind words! You are such a sweetie!

kitten said...

I have something for you over at my bog.