Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm in the Knitting Doldrums

I'm not sure what the problem is, really. I have two WIP's. Although, I'm not sure you can call Arwen a WIP, since I mostly refuse to look at it. So I'm really only working on the Gryffindor scarf. And I have other projects to start. I really do. But... But. I don't really want to. It's not that I don't have yarn! Lord knows, I have plenty of yarn! Lovely, luscious, pettable, lay-down-and-roll-in-it, can't-stop-touching-it yarn. Then I look at patterns on Ravelry, in magazines, in books, in my giant pattern notebook, and nothing really says "knit me!". Oh, some of them sort of capture my interest, but then I'd want to modify. And I don't think modify is really part of my skill set right now. So I look at patterns on Ravelry, in magazines, in books, in my giant pattern notebook, and, well, nothing. There's a niggling thought in the back of my mind that perhaps my knitting obsession is over. And while it was longer-lived than most of my obsessions, I really don't want that to be the case. I guess what I'd like to know is: Has this ever happened to you? And what on earth did you do about it? HELP!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

With the New Year, It's Time For a Change

As you can see, I've gotten a new look for the blog. It's still a blogger template, so it's not terribly unique or different. But I felt it was time for something new, a clean sweep.

Happy Year of the Ox! Don't forget to celebrate!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bitterly Cold

You'd think with all this cold, there'd be a lot of knitting going on. Nope! But here's a pic of the lagoon iced over.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I took some pictures of my stash (heh heh), in the hopes that I would feel compelled to knit something other than a scarf. Or just to start knitting and use some of it. I have some pretty stuff, right? Notice how so much of it is green. Weird, huh?

Here it all is, covering my bed.

The green yarn on the left is Tess Yarns silk. The greyish silver in the back is Karabella's silk for the wyvern wrap. That dark red is Elann Alpaca in Oxblood. There are 3500 yds of it!

That greenish-blue yarn is from Maple Creek Farms; it's a silk/wool blend and the softest thing you've ever touched. There's some Tilli Tomas silk in the Ruby colorway.

I didn't have a sudden burst of inspiration, but I sure enjoyed fondling my yarn. What patterns do you think I should consider?

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year's Knitting

While I did knit, you can't say everything I planned on knitting was done. In fact, not a whole lot of knitting was done. This is the Harry Potter scarf for the Boy, the first of what I hope will only be two scarves. But it's coming along, and the boy likes it a lot. You can also see my new knitting needles in the pictures, a Christmas gift from my uncle. These are signature needles, with the middy points, and the teardrop top. I do love them, and they make a nice, even product.