Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Noisy Yarn

Do you ever feel like your stash is impatient with your current knitting projects? Do you ever just feel like you need to start another project RIGHT NOW? While waiting for the blocked pieces of the vest to dry (despite other projects already OTN to choose from) I obviously caved to some pressure from my stash and cast on a few more projects because suddenly my knitting basket is overflowing.

Exhibit A:

Cut Paste Socks
Cast on: November 12 / in progress
After I finished the Niagara Falls socks, I had already planned to start this pair, so I did. I had tried the pattern out with the yarn from the bubble wrap socks, but the combination didn’t do the pattern justice, so I hunted down a skein of Smooshy just to knit this pattern. It knew what it was destined for and was eager to get going.

Exhibit B:

Wiggles socks for Sylvia:
Cast On: November 13 / Finished November 17
This yarn was leftover from one of the pairs of socks I knit last summer. Leftover sock yarn practically begs to become baby socks. Besides, what little one doesn’t need a whole drawer full of socks from her Nana… this is pair one of many.

Exhibit C:

The Fidget
Cast On: November 15 / in progress
This black yarn had my number from the moment I first laid eyes on it, but I knew it would only be enough for a small project. It’s been jumping up and down saying “me next” since I brought it home in July, so I decided it would be the next project once I got the vest blocked. I put the Fidget pattern in my queue when I first came upon it and after sorting through one skein options, it seemed like the best match for a small project with this yarn. It’s not a perfect match, but I think it works.

Exhibit D:

Plain Socks:
Cast on: November 16 / in progress

This “orphan” skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot has been in the sale bin at work for a couple of weeks and the whimpering and sobbing got the best of me at work the other night, so I had to buy it and start knitting with it just to get it to be quiet.

And that’s not the worst part… now there’s a sweet little skein of Brooks Farm Harmony that has been calling my name and hinting that it wants to be a stole… sigh

To it I say “be quiet for now”… as of tonight it will be all vest all the time until it’s finished.
I hope your yarn isn’t being so demanding of you.

Happy (prolific) Knitting!



SciFiTVFanGirl said...

I have had this same problem! That is why I started in so heavily on socks recently! Hopefully you can get some of the projects knocked out quickly and have a more manageable load!

Also, I think Sylvia will love her Nana-made socks! She has just started sleeping with her Nana-made blanket the last few nights since it's gotten so cold here, and she loves it!

Lynn said...

Oh yes, I'm right there with you! I'm trying to finish up a sock that's been on the needles for so long, and while I'm knitting on the foot of the 2nd sock, all I can think abt is what yarn to pull out next to knit with.....