Thursday, September 18, 2008

hmm, has it really been that long?

Okay so I am a lazy blogger. I am actually lazy overall so the lack of blogging should come as no surprise to those that know me. On the plus side being lazy causes me to try and get things right the first time since the only thing worse than having to do something is having to do it twice.

All that aside I have started knitting again. I'm half a sleeve and a collar away from finishing my first sweater for me. It's only taken a year give or take a month. I don't have any pictures at the moment and I don't feel like getting the camera and all that, see lazy above. I will take some pictures soon and post them.

I think a big part of the lack of knitting has been my effort to keep up with the housework better. I don't just mean tidying up, I'm actually mopping more than every two months. The kitchen has been getting cleaned every evening and in the afternoon. It's really astonishing, but between that and homeschooling and all the other stuff I normally do I mostly lie motionless when I don't have something else I need to be doing.

The other part of the not knitting is that one of my Knitpicks sock needles has developed a rough spot and I need to order a new one. I hate paying shipping though and I don't have $50 worth of stuff that I want to order from them right now. I suppose with winter coming and this sock yarn that I really want to make some tall socks out of that I should really just suck it up and order regardless of my total.

Or I could just order that yarn I've been wanting so I can knit a ChildHood for A. That is knit on #6s and #7s and I have at least two (circulars) of each of those... Of course, I have to figure out what I need to do to make the pattern bigger and how much more yarn that will take. I still need to knit some socks though. It is an itch that must be scratched. Hi, my name is mj and I am a sock knitter. At least my addiction produces socks even if very slowly.

I have some sewing to do too for a vacation I'm taking in November. That's months away though, right?

In spinning news I have done some and have no pictures. I managed some lace weight with my practice wool. My goal is to spin some hand painted roving I dyed and some white, both lace weight, and end up with some sock weight once plied, hopefully, enough for a pair of socks. If I do manage that though I will still need a new sock needle...

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