Saturday, October 2, 2010

Knitting Frenzy!

I don't know if it's the kids' return to school, or my wishful thinking of cooler weather, but I've been in a knitting frenzy!! This summer I had the privilege of test knitting a pattern for a phenomenal mother-daughter design team Holly and Ella Knits! (Look at me!! I can do links now!! :) ) I knit their new Autumn Flutters shawl, and its a beauty!! (Yippeeeee!! I can post pix too!!!)
Their first pattern, Summer Flies, was a huge success, and I'm almost done with my second one!!
Well, my goal this weekend is to empty all (OK, some) of the WIP's (works in progress) off my needles. I've finished my Clapotis (haven't taken pix, yet) and am feverishly working on two others with the wishful thought that they will be done by Monday!! But, unless some knitting elves show up, uh, probably not going to happen!! ;)
I have discovered, though, that there is an addictive quality to yarn. Really!! It's not my fault that my yarn stash is overtaking its containment arrangements and is taking over the bedroom!! There's something in the yarn!! And, when you think about it, really what you have is some very inexpensive (ok, expensive) insulation!! Not to mention some really cheap entertainment!! When you divide the hours you get enjoying the knitting, it's really pennies an hour!! And with all that savings, I could justify buying shoes today!! (SSShhhhhh....that was supposed to be a secret!!)
Well, I'm off to finish (for the tenth time!) my Shetland Triangle shawl. And in between stitches, there's the occasional cuss at AJ Burnett!! (I'm watching the Yankee game as I type! I mean knit) Perhaps we could send him to the opposing team where he would be an asset instead of a liability!