Thursday, October 05, 2006

If only I could stay focused.

This is what I am supposed to be working on. I was asked to make a Christmas stocking for someone, I don't know her. I was asked by a friend, so what the heck I say I will do it. The lady says it is for her new daughter -in-law, she doesn't care which one I make, but she really needs to have one for her, since all the other children have one. Well the carte blanche stops with me choosing the pattern and colors. She wants .. "UGH" acrylic yarn. Apparently all the other stockings were made in Red Heart and in that manner she would like them to all be the same. I really don't like Red Heart yarn, I know I learned to knit on Red Heart, but that was all that was available in our area at the time. I can't wait to be done with it, but I knit on something else every chance I get. Why? oh Why? am I prolonging the agony. Do I think it will get better in time? That somehow, miraculously the yarn is going to feel better in my hand if I just wait a little longer? I think I need to lock myself in an empty room with just the yarn and the pattern and not allow myself to come out until it is finished. As you can see, I am not very far along yet.

Anyway, I needed a little break from the Red Heart, so I went to the LYS. No, really I NEEDED to go. I had to buy some yarn for the Hot Socks Swap. I have my partner, she is in Australia, I have emailed her, and heard back from her. This is not a long drawn out exchange , as some are. We got our swap partner's name this week and everything is to be sent out by the 21st of this month. So you see, I really did NEED to go to the LYS. And I got her some lovely yarn, but I won't post a picture of it until after she receives it. But I also got some new yarn to the shop, Farmhouse yarn. I bought the Roxanne's Mohair in the Black Cherry color. This is not a soft yarn to work with and my hands turned orange, red while I was knitting, it even turned the clothing I was wearing red/ pink. I hope it comes out. I only bought one ball of it, 200 yds medium wt yarn. I decided to make a purse, just a vague idea of what I wanted it to look like and just started knitting. Well, other than the discolored hands and clothes I was pleased. In the machine it went, that was some dark looking water. Surprisingly enough, the rinse water was clear. The bag is incredibly soft after washing and felted to just the perfect size. I will have to give it a good shave. I don't know why I buy mohair blends, I don't like fuzzy bags, someday I will learn. I can't get a good picture of it tonight and it is3AM so I better go to bed. I will take a picture of it in the light of day.
Good night all

1 comment:

Karen said...

Talk about me being an over achiever (they'll be calling you bag lady again). Can't wait to see the latest bag.
You're doing a great job on the stocking (even with hating the yarn).