Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Feeling Antsy

I need a new project.

I have no motivation to pick up Maude (I love it, I don't know why I can't motivate to finish. . . I'm so close!).

Jake's Boyfriend Socks had a mistake in the cable. I ripped it out once, and made the same mistake, only I knit further before I noticed it. Not wanting to rip everything out again (total pain to get 84 sts back on a Sz 1 needle again!) I dropped just the 6 stitches in the cable down 14 rows, and I really don't have the patience to work on that.

My Baltimore Socks, though I love the yarn, are not doing it for me since I have to rip back in the gusset, so they continue to mock me in my knitting basket.

Bob's hat - I'm not gonna finish it by Friday, so why work on it? He doesn't need it until October :) (Come on, my blog is titled procrastination. . . . .)

So, I need something else!

(Summerlin #2 ended up as a no-go. . . after winding what could honestly be the most poorly skeined yarn ever - so tangled from the start I couldn't get it on the swift! - I finally read the label and the Pima cotton is and wash/dry flat. . . not so much practical for kiddie wear. On the plus side, the cotton is beyond soft and lovely, so I need to find something nice to do with it)

Possible Options:

1 - Re-cast on for Lelah - It's warm, so I would wear it when done!

2 - Sizzle (I started a swatch in January, have not progressed - link is Rav link, the typepad seems to be down) - It's perhaps to warm to wear when finished (assuming I actually finish in the summer) because of the Alpaca.

3 - February Lady Sweater - I think the Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK will be perfect for this!

4 - Something else altogether! Give me a suggestion! (but no socks - I'm waiting for new needles from KnitPicks to do 2-at-a-time for my next pair)

I finally got around to taking pictures of recent acquisitions.

My Mama Llama Club Shipment (sniff. . . the last one . . sniff. . .)

The dark green is Bamboo Lux. The lighter green is pure Bamboo (DK).

My Mama Llama Contest Prize (yay!)
Perfect Sock, in color Regal.

Two recent Swap-Bot Swaps:

CTH Supersock DK in Blue - Green (love this blue green color!)

Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist (total of 220 yds, anyone have a suggestion of what to do with it?!)


IrishgirlieKnits said...

I say February Lady sweater (I'm biased of course!!) or socks!! Those are some gorgeous colors from Mama Llama you have there!

kemtee said...

How about Giselle? (http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-042) Or Goddess? (http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-035) You'd totally rock either. Or Sizzle. I considered it myself but I don't have the torso for it.

Marie said...

I have no suggestions, but have fun hunting! I think the hunt is half the fun.

I just wanted to ask you if you used the bamboo for anything to report back and say how it worked in your project. I have yet to use 100% bamboo (I've only used blends) and am wondering how it knits up.

Jess P. said...

I'm working on Sizzle right now - in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. So my vote would be for that or the February Lady Sweater (because that's next in my lineup)