Archive for July, 2010

Slowly But Surely
July 27, 2010

Things are moving along slowly. I’m sure that some progress is being made but it is barely discernible. However avoidance is in full swing and there is plenty of progress with that. I have used my valuable knitting time to read lots and lots of books this month. Now normally that would be a good thing but when I have self-imposed deadlines it’s not exactly helpful.

I have finished one Mad About Plaid sock, pictures to come soon. I have been staring at a vest for my dad that has needed the button band redone on it for about two years. I am hoping that if I stare at it long enough it will get done…or i will find the motivation to finnish it. Hopefully the former will occur but I’m not holding my breath.

Also the Modern Log Cabin Blanket which is on its last square is coming along at a snail’s pace. Eleven ridges down, 89 to go…

Luckily I am still in love with the yarn and am planning a cardigan as my next project. It is taking all my energy to finnish something instead of abandoning them for this.

This whole self control thing kind of sucks.


Notices a Food and Socks Theme
July 20, 2010

My intended focus for my knitting was to finish at least one blanket for my dorm room before I leave for school. I have the Modern Log Cabin Blanket in Dream in Color on its last ginormous square and a blanket of my own design working that is intended to commemorate my highschool drama experiences in Patons Classic Wool (why I choose a non machine washable yarn for this blanket I have no idea other than its inexpensive and comes in lots of colors. this decision is going to bite me in the butt). Neither one of these projects have been worked on.

Instead I have been avoiding them and working on two very different themes without even noticing them. The first is socks, which isn’t surprising considering my addiction to them. The other is Cupcakes. In the past month I have embroidered a pillow case with cupcakes and started the Cupcake Mittens by SpillyJane.
Cupcake mittens
I can see no sign of this stopping because a square of my drama blanket needs an ice cream square and I have an overwhelming desire to bake. I don’t know what has brought on this subconscious desire to surround myself with all things sweet except that maybe I am nesting because I leave for college soon and will not be able to bake?or maybe my wicked sweet tooth is showing. Either way I am sooo excited for the Cupcake Socks to come out!!!