Tuesday, May 20, 2008

In the Absence of Camera Cord

I haven't felt compelled to post because I haven't had any photos to share... well, that's not quite true. I don't have any photos uploaded to share. The camera cord is riding around in one of my bags or purses, but cursory searches have turned up nothing. It is not gone, and will turn up after it's vacation, but until then-- Words.

Jaywalker 5.0 is finished! The Pagewood Farms yarn that I used is absolutely wonderful, and I would highly recommend it to anyone, especially in the Ireland colorway. Such interesting blue and green variations!

I am working on a design or two, one of which is really going for the jugular. While my visions for colorwork pieces are racing along at warp speed, my hands and needles are not living up to the ideas. It's totally frustrating! It's like trying to explain something in a language where you only know how to say Butter and Ice and you're not sure how to spell them.* I've had to rip back 5 times on a couple inches of a sock, and you should know that I don't usually rip back anything... even when there are mistakes, I usually let them slide. But this has been unacceptable. My design has looked like the knitting equivalent of a three-year-old's fingerpainting. It would be fridge-worthy if a three-year-old had actually done it, of course, but if an adult handed it to you and said, "Mommy, look what I made!" you'd say to her, "What the Eff?" Last night I would have thrown the stunted nub of a project across the room, but the idea of the yarn spiraling out of the center-pull ball like a cruise ship send-off was too cute to be rage appropriate. I hid it in a bag, probably with the camera cord and other misfit projects (one of whom wants to be a dentist), and pretended like it didn't exist.

The Pipe Dream scarf remains true to its name. The weather in Michigan is sufficiently chilly that I am consoling myself with the following mantra: It wouldn't have kept me warm anyway. It wouldn't have kept me warm anyway.

Other than that, squares. Barn Raising Quilt squares and yarn trading on Ravelry. A new friend is sending me a 1 gallon bag of sock yarn leftovers for some Cascade 220 leftovers. Smaller stash, more squares. How awesome is this? I also sold some Cascade 220 cheap to another new friend to help her make a point to her husband about how awesome knitting is. Smaller stash, promoting knitting awesomeness. What a great deal!!**

Bye for Now. ***

*CO 60sts. Knit 1" in k1p1 rib. Mantequilla. Yelo. BO loosely. Weave in ends.

**Senor endorses this message.

***You read it in the voice, didn't you? Admit it.

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