Sep 26, 2006

Stretch Your Fingers

I've been knitting like crazy on my contract knitting project. And it's making me crazy in turn. Whenever I have a break (which is barely, I spend about 7 hours a day on it) I'm working on my first Baudelaire sock. It's gorgeous, and I've been pointing people in Mama E's direction. :) They all love the yarn I'm using. I keep waiting for Linda to kick me out of the shop. I just can't afford to buy yarn there anymore really. Bought some yucky yarns to make Uggs booties for Danielle's baby at Wal-mart. I really wanted to buy the ones recommended for the project, but that's at least $20, the yarn I bought today was half that.

Today I was printing out a million patterns. Okay, maybe it's only like 10. lol Still, it's better than having to pay 20 cents a page at the library. Ah, the joys of being with my parents. They have everything and are more than willing to share. I found an awesome pattern for these lovemeknot socks while searching through Google for shadow knitting instructions. I'll do these when I have some free time maybe. Although...I really want to do kitties instead of hearts. Not like it would be that hard. If I do it, I'll chart it and share, promise.

SPgiftsI can't believe I totally forgot to mention my final SP package! Some days my mind totally drifts. It was awesome, she made an adorable sweater for Nolan. There will be pictures I promise. Though I meant to ask what kind of yarn it was made with and the washing instructions. Babies can be messy. Also, a copy of Knitting Rules, which I didn't think I would be interested in. I absolutely LOVED it!! There were so many things in there that basically voiced my opinions of knitting. Knitting is my safety. I love it SO much. If it weren't for knitting there is no way I'd make it through the next few weeks while Justin is gone. It distracts me and reminds me that there is more to life than me.

More people should knit, I've accepted now that this just might not happen. lol I continue to try, but if someone doesn't want to knit then that is there problem. Me, I could never stop now. Just wish that there were more people my age (in my area) that did it. Sometimes I feel so...old. I mean, three kids, a house, a hubby, and knitting? All at 21?? Doesn't it seem like I'm getting ahead of myself a little bit?

Well, after that depressing comment I think I need a boost. My LYS owner says she thinks that I'm a better knitter than the woman who is designing the patterns that I'm knitting. Which is awesome because I've only been seriously knitting since about March/April. WOOT! Go me.

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