I have decided to knit the Kolsva sleeves according to the pattern after all. Ain’t that exciting? I’ll be issuing a press release shortly . . .
So. I finished the front last night, and this afternoon very stealthily attempted to photograph it without kitty intervention.
Well, that went as well as could be expected.
Speaking of kitty intervention, I totally agree with Snow that Noro must spin catnip into all their yarns. Lucy is besotted. And it occurs to me that I will have enough Iro when I’m done to make Lucy a kitty bed from it. Because she NEEDS another kitty bed.
(I know I’ll have enough Iro, because I . . . uh . . . discovered 2 additional skeins of it in the same colorway in my stash room that I have no recollection of buying. Hello — forget much?)
Actually, Lucy does need another kitty bed. She needs one for on top of my dresser in the bedroom, which she likes to lounge and bask in the glow from the lamp placed thereon. So there.
But back to Kolsva. I started one of the three-quarter length sleeves. But I’m thinking I’ll pick up stitches for the v-neck ribbing tonight and get a start on that.
I am trying to make the completion of this project coincide with the arrival of the kit I ordered for my next knitterly endeavor. Not easily accomplished, considering the state of the US Postal Service where I live. I will bet you dollars to doughnuts that the package containing my kit is being held prisoner in my local post office, waiting until our latest mail carrier deigns to schlep it out to my home. If he’d just leave me a freaking note telling me the package is at the PO, I’d be delighted to save him the trouble and go pick it up.
Because I am an “immediate gratification” kind of gal, this makes me nuts. When I decide on a project, I want the raw materials for it now, now, NOW. I want time to pore over the pattern and fondle the yarns before I actually start knitting.
So to kill a little project time, I’m throwing some spinning into the mix.
This is BFL/Border Leicester roving, purchased from Jen at Spirit-Trail. A beautiful shade of aqua, no? I’ve got 4 ounces of roving and this stuff makes for very fun spinning indeed.
Okay. What is this colorwork kit that I keep yapping about? I’m not telling. It’s not that it is any big deal secret, just that I have this totally irrational fear that if I publicly talk about it before I actually have it in hand, something will happen to the kit in transit and I’ll never get it.
Hey, no one ever accused me of being rational.
Question: What is your favorite irrational knitting fear?
Today was a pretty good day at the office. No one swore at me and then exhorted me to have a blessed day. I remember at one point, however, telling a colleague that I was going take all my knitting/spinning stuff and go live in a barn in Vermont. Anybody got a barn for sale/rent?