Sunday, January 17, 2010

Knitting Content- Please don't die of shock.


Remember these, the Wendy Knits Rivulets socks? On the left is Wendy's own version, and below is a less-than-photography-degree snapshot of mine in progress. I know, it surprises me, too, to see a picture that I actually contributed to the blog myself!! The Mom and I came up with a roundabout solution to the whole "Jennifer doesn't have a computer and therefore can't upload photos" issue.... I have seriously enjoyed this pattern and this yarn. It is Knit Witch Celestial Bounce, and the stripes are way less dramatic than they appear in the picture. And the pooling less obvious, too! I got this one at SAFF with no plans for it, on sale at the Knit Witch booth.... Who could resist a name like Celestial Bounce??
I have to say, however, that I am ready to move on to new knitting. One of the upsides of this pattern is that I have completely memorized the chart, off center though the motif appears to be in the large size..... The downside to completely memorizing the chart is that I am now feeling pretty bored with the actual knitting and have begun to long for something that I HAVEN'T memorized!! I know, I am so fickle....

Listen to the lengths I had to go to to get the picture on there, and you will be mighty impressed that I pulled it off at all! First, I had to use The Mom's snazzy little camera to get the picture made. Then we uploaded it to her computer. Then we uploaded the picture to my Flikr account. Then moved it over to my Ravelry project page. Then I called it up on my work laptop. Then I saved it to the local memory here. THEN I was able to upload it from there to blogger. I am impressed, anyway! Sometimes I am so clever I can't stand myself....

I am off tomorrow and Sunday. I was supposed to have plans with a boy, but fate intervened and the plans fell through. I am very disappointed, but decided not to cancel the days off since I really needed a break from the nuttiness that was going on at work! Hopefully, the boy will reschedule and I can get over being sad....

Anyway, that leaves me with lots of time to contemplate getting some knitting done.... I have been developing some serious lace-lust recently, but I am trying to be a good little girl and focus on what I have on the needles.... (It is very hard, and another thing you should be impressed by is my fortitude in the face of Victorian Lace Today and A Gathering of Lace, recent additions to the household library....) Anyway, that leaves me working furiously to finish the socks before my willpower wavers, and considering which sweater-in-progress I want to try to finish up in the next few days. Shall I break out the Cosima for which I managed to knit two right fronts? Or should I give the Minimalist Cardigan a good whack, since it has been patiently waiting for me to finish Christmas knitting? The Cosima would be faster, but the frustration level with that one is still pretty high. Minimalist would be happier, but I still have a good bit to go. (Like I have said in the past, this is my favorite kind of dilemma!!) Oh, and another point to consider is that the Minimalist has longer sleeves, so I might be able to get more wear out of it if I finish it earlier. Considering that it was almost 70 degrees today, I think it is likely that we are nearing the end of the cold weather for this winter! Decisions, decisions.
Oh, and go see Up in the Air. One of the best movies I have seen in a long time.... Loved Avatar and Sherlock Holmes, but this is in a league of its own!

2 comments:

barefootrooster said...

yay for knitting pictures! the socks are lovely, and it is nice to see your WIP pictures. sorry about your plans falling through -- hopefully you'll still have a relaxing couple of days with your knitting needles?!

simple sitter said...

Mmmmmm... lace... (Not that I'm trying to influence you in any way...)