Sunday, March 24, 2013

I've been a Dirty Dawg

It seems the longer you put off something, the longer it takes to get back to it. I've been a Dawg, I admit it. I cuss & call names when other people neglect their blogs & leave me out in the cold & here I am, doing the bloody same. Mea Culpa. I have returned.

The cold, damp weather also seemed like it would never go away & like many of you, I fell into that state of semi-consciousness that makes you eat, sleep, work, sleep the days away. Did I watch tv or knit or sew?? Not sure. I now know that I'm capable of falling asleep in any chair with arms - no matter where it's located! I used to laugh at my mother for such behavior! She used to say she was resting her eyes .  .  .  well, I've been resting mine at every opportunity! And it's her fault.

So what have I done?? We won't talk about work other than to say that I swore, I SWORE I would never work full time for one employer ever again because it's boring & mind rotting & full of office politics??? Well, I'm doing it. Knitting/spinning wise?? I have dropped all projects except one sweater & two pairs of socks (gotta have socks fer gosh sake!! That would be positively uncrafty!!) I'm just tired of scattering my time over many projects & never finishing anything. Yeah, I can hear the laughter. But, I'm a Starter, a Big Picture Person & a Bottom Liner. I don't care how a project gets done as long as it gets done & I don't have to finish it. I like to dream up the Big Ideas but not put out the Trash. You don't understand how difficult this is for me. I have all these projects started, I knit a few evenings & the weather changes. So, I made up my mind I would work one sweater at a time.

And this is the one. I know you haven't seen it for a while but the weather changed & I decided that I'd like to finish the one that I can wear NOW. I think I have enough yarn spun to finish it. If I don't, I found the fleece that I can spin to finish it. This will be my summer go-to sweater. The one I curl up in outside on the patio & the one I take to work when it's chilly. And just to remind you - this is spun by me from a couple of small Shetland fleeces from a sheep named Arvik who lived a long happy life in the green fields in Alberta. I loved her fleece because it was multi-shades of grey. My friend Gail gave me the pink & brown fibre - from Great Balls of Fiber - for my birthday one year & I just loved it! I spun it up quite finely but since I'm not a shawl wearer, I wasn't sure what to do with it. Knitter's Magazine came out with their "From The Top" Fall issue last year & I fell in love with the "Ribbons-O-Round" sweater!! So, this is my version of the 'Ribbons' sweater in handspun. I've spun lace weight singles & used two singles held together to knit on a 5mm Denise circular so that it will be very light but warm. When dumped out of the bag, I discovered it was two inches below the armhole where I joined for the body, so hopefully, this won't take forever to knit.


Anonymous said...

Holy row batman she's alive.

Louisa said...

An Arvik sighting! Oh my. Poor thing must get finished some day. Yes? YES!

Sharon in Surrey said...

Smart Asses - both of you!!