Yes, I know… you may scold me. It’s been 2 years……. Continue reading “Lots of New Goin’ ons”
Yet, I want to cast on more!!
Yup, I said it. I want to CAST ON MORE KNITTING projects!
As promised, this is my mountian of WIPs — If you are the type to easily faint, look away…don't faint —
Total count — 23 WIPs
This is including those projects I have yarn for, made a project page in Ravelry for and haven't really casted on yet. I did do a gauge swatch for them, so I'm counting them.
It is a very surreal moment when you lay all your WIPs out in front of you. After I had them all out, taken the picture, LAUGHED MYSELF FUCKING SILLY, organized them, and put them away, I realized I had forgotten 1 MORE!
The BF wasn't at home at the time I did this! Thank Goddess!
I did decide that 3 of them will be FROGGED. One is a towel that I was knitting and quickly lost interest in, one is a pair of socks (surprised?) that they yarn is not right for, there is NO definition in the cables, and that makes me a very cranky Mooney, and the third is a sweater I was knitting for Colby. He decided to start lifting weights and has bulked up…so….. a FROGGING I shall go with them.
Ok, so now I'm down to 20 WIPs.
who the hell am I kidding? I'm gonna cast on something else soon. You know it, and I know it, I'm just better at denining it. to finish the Blue Day sock and my shawl this month…or come pretty damn close.
What to do with them? They are all safely tucked away….outta sight. Except for the projects I'm currently knitting on, which are next to my chair at the kitchen bar in the corner.
But that will change in a week or so. Xmas is coming. Yea, that's right, I said it…I really really REALLY have to work on his Xmas stocking! And there is my T.A.R.D.I.S. cowl I want to wear this winter, and my shawl this fall, and I'm running a Blue Day Sock KAL so I have been a good girl and knittinng on my sock.
Remember at the begining of this post, I had said I wanted to CAST ON MORE? I do. shame
But I want to cast on at least 2 Xmas presents for the BF. It would be fantastic if I could get a pair of boot socks done and a nice thick double knit hat. I've been looking at patterns today and last night.
doesn't fucking surprise anyone, right? That is my plan as of 5pm on Sept. 6, 2013. This can and problaly will change within a few hours. I tend to do that. A LOT.
Starting with the next post, I'll show you my Blue Day Socks WIP ….
yes, I know I just linked it…I'm shameless.
Hi, I’m Mooney…. I have a knitting problem…… KADHD…..
.This is what happens when a knitter, almost ANY KNITTER sees a pattern, *Obsesses* about the pattern, must find yarn for the pattern, and the Addiction doesn’t stop until the knitter casts on!!
Then comes the black hole of WIPs!!
Another *SHINY* pattern!
***KNIT ALL THE THINGS!!!***
Then the Knitter starts making *excuses* why it’s *OK TO KNIT THIS.*
The Knitter starts muttering stuff like…
–* Winter is coming! I HAVE TO STAY WARM WITH THIS SCARF!!]! It’s totaly ok if i spend a few days learning how to Double Knit! OMB It will be soo warm and squishy and sooooo cool looking! Everyone will bow to my AWESOMENESS!!
–* Think of the children!! I MUST KNIT THIS BLANKET FOR CHARITY!! Cause I do have this acrylic yarn just laying here! I’ll just go buy ONE MORE SKEIN for it! No Big Deal! And it will be AWESOME!! People’s Jaw’s will drop that I spent 3 days figuring out how to do this cable!!
–* Fall is almost here! I REALLY NEED THIS SHAWL I STARTED LAST YEAR!! I can totally wear it this year!! and yes, it will be AWESOME!!
–* I CAN TOTALY KNIT THE OTHER SOCK FOR THIS KAL!! I don’t have THAT MUCH TO DO… I can rock this! then I will have another PAIR OF SOCKS for the Fall & Winter this year!!
–* SOCK IN A SOCK?!?! Of Course I can do that!! That is my travel knitting!! I NEED TRAVEL KNITTING!! Then I will have another PAIR OF SOCKS!! And they will all bow when I pull the socks apart!! They will throw cookies to me!!
–* WHY CAN’T I WORK ON THIS CARDI FOR NEXT SPRING?? I’m working on it here and there…. It’s here, and when I feel like it, I’ll be there, knitting it! It’s kinda travel knitting….almost….just for when I don’t wanna work on the other ones….BECAUSE I CAN THAT’S WHY I’M KNITTING IT then when it’s done, and I’m wearing it in the Spring, it will be AWESOME!!
Then the Knitter starts thinking about the *others*….the ones that are sitting in the corner….under the TV…..the one’s waiting to be finished for Xmas and before…..the one’s she started LAST YEAR or the YEAR BEFORE! The HORROR!!
“I can totally get that knitted for him *before Xmas” HE WILL LOVE HIS XMAS STOCKING!….so what that I didn’t finish it last year. I can finish it.”
“MY T.A.R.D.I.S. COWL!! I will so TOTALLY finish you!!! I want to wear you!! I’ll add you to the bag next week!! It will feel like I started a new project, but I don’t have to worry, cause you are already started!!
I wonder what new patterns showed up? *clicks on Patterns and starts adding them to the Queue like a Squirrel stashes nuts!!* I’m soo going to knit that next week!! I need MOAR YARNZ!!!
I’m Mooney….and I’m a Knitter….I have KADHD
this is my shame…. what’s yours???
The projects in the picture are what I am *actually knitting on at the moment*. Why yes, I am nuts, why do you ask??
In the next couple of posts I’ll share ALL.THE.WIPs!
There may even be a picture with all of them! I’m debating spreading them out on the floor in front of the BF, but he might have a stroke!
DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE SPINNING AND THE FLUFFY!!!
…that’s a whole ‘nother post!
Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
I finished it last night!
It took just over a month to complete. I’ll admit, there were a handful of days I didn’t work on it. I hate P.O.T.S. days! But I’m so glad it’s done now! The pattern can be found on Knitty:Flit n Float
The yarn I used is from NH Knitting Mama Farmington Line, color is Philosophy. it is 100% Superwash Merino. What is superwash you ask? It is wool that is treated so it can go in the Washing Machine. OMG, it came out sooooo soft after I washed it! I thought it was soft to begin with…wow.
If you clicked the link for the pattern above, and the one for NH Knitting Mama and searched for the yarn I used, you probably noticed that I used a fingering weight instead of a lace weight. It still came out beautiful!
It’s blocked and dry now.
It was the first time I used my Lace Blocking Wires and Blocking Mats from Knit Picks. (Both were X-Mas presents – Thanks Mimi & honey) Granted, it took a while to run the wire through the edges of the scarf, but sooooo worth it! It would have took FOREVER to pin and measure TRYING to get a straight line!
I actually had to re-pin, and steam block the ruffles.