Sunday, January 15, 2006

Distracted

Can you believe that I haven't finished Rogue yet? I started way back in December and now it's the middle of January and I haven't finished the hood yet. And I still need to make the sleeves. Don't I knit faster than that? Well, truthfully, my knitting time has be much more limited recently because of my job and my desire to quit my job.

On top of the nonknitting distractions, I have had a few knitting distractions. First, I needed to reknit the Dad Hat. I thought that it was huge when I made it, but I was counting on Dad's unusually large head to fill it. Silly me, I should have trusted my instincts on the hat size. Mom sent the hat back to me and (much to the delight of Scout and Cleo) I frogged the whole thing. I reknit the hat using one less pattern repeat. The hat now fits me and Peter, so I think it will fit Dad.

Barbie! Pink!But wait there's more! More distractions, that is. Monkee gave me some Barbie Rose laceweight for Festivus. Thank goodness I didn't have to perform any Feats of Strength to get my present. It's very pink. I wonder how she knew that I liked pink? Naturally, I couldn't let this lovely (pink!) yarn sit around for too long. I started working on the Dayflower Daydream shawl from Knitter's Magazine Shawls and Scarves book. Monkee's present couldn't have been better timed--I have been itching to do some lace and was thinking a circular shawl would be a good challenge. Like all lace shawls it doesn't look like anything right now.

See the dayflower?
Pink Flower! (Are dayflowers pink?)

9 comments:

Agnes said...

I also wonder how she knows you like pink ... LOL! That looks lovely ... can't wait to see it done.

Jennifer said...

That is a gorgeous shade of pink!

rincaro said...

That is a gorgeous pink. My rogue has been off and on since August! My hood is down, the body is blocked. But the sleeves... eh. The sleeves are never-ending.

Meredith said...

That shawl will be gorgeous! I also have the sudden urge to knit a lace shawl--must be that I'm tired of all the stockinette I've done lately.

amylovie said...

Did you and Monkee put up the aluminum pole and air your grievances?

Amy

Pig wot flies said...

Pretty colour, gorgeous pattern.

Susann said...

Oh, gorgeous pink yarn and I can't wait to see the shawl finished.

Rachel said...

Wow, that is some pink! Seems like that shawl and Rogue would be good alternating projects. I'm looking forward to seeing progress on both.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is gorgeous pink yarn. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful shawl.