Wednesday, October 15, 2008
There's knitting going on
Oops, I did it again. I misjudged how much yarn I had for a project and, soon I'll be forced to put down the Aran Wrap Cardi. I just realized I only have 3 skeins of Cascade 220 left for that project, and I have the whole peplum and both sleeves left to knit! Huh? How'd I do that again?!
So now, I'm gonna have to look around online for probably another 8 balls of yarn to finish off my cardi. In obviously a different dye lot. Grrrr. I wanted to be done with yarn-buying for a while; not only that, I really thought I had enough yarn to knit this!! What was I thinking?! I guess that ~1980 yards is just not going to be enough for a full sweater in cables. Sigh. Should have checked the yardage when I started. Should-a, would-a, could-a...
I guess that will force me to work on Christmas presents. I have been knitting my lace and my cabled sweater for too long; it's mid-October and I have 2 blankets to finish. Time to get a move-on!
I also started a washcloth from Hakucho: the Circle Cloth. I love the high relief of this! I started that when I was home sick on Monday. It's a fun knit and a nice break from all my big projects. I was sleeping on my patio lounge chair, under my cotton ripple blankie (pictured under the Moderne in progress in my last post) and decided I really needed to knit another washcloth. It's been way too long =D
A photo will be coming of that project soon. DH is asleep in the room that's in, so no photo tonight (we're "tag-team sleeping" again--I take a 4-5 hour nap as soon as I get home from work, then get up just about the time he goes to bed at 11 or 12 PM. Very silly, and not on purpose!) I am going to do some spinning, though. Hope I remember how!!! Can't believe it's been about 6 months....
Work is crazy-intense. I think I just need to learn decompression techniques! I used to have a commute wherein I would deal mentally with my day and put it to rest before getting home. Now, I'm home in 7 minutes and sometimes can't turn off the work switch! Hence, immediately upon arriving home I'm either blogging, watching a mindless soap opera, or playing Empire Deluxe--a really great computer war game. I used this game for a mental escape while in PA school, to deal with stress; it's one of my favorite escapes. My brothers and I used to play each other online; now I just play against the computer, at least 3 games per week. There's a demo free at that site (the EDIE version is the one I use; can't save your game in progress, so I just leave it active and shrink it to the taskbar when I have to leave it)
And I wonder where my time goes...!
Oh, before I go, look at the amazing honey caramels here! Mmmm. Her latest post is about caramel apples--a must try!
Happy knitting all!