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Tuesday, 18 December, 2012

What’s on the needles

mara bag

Mara: This project is in time out. I don’t even want to look at it, with its never ending rows that grow at a glacial speed. On Wednesday I almost bound Mara off, even though I’m not done, just because I couldn’t stand to look at it any longer. The romance is dead, y’all.

mara close up

Ulmus, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Waterlilies and Mossay

Ulmus: I love this. A lot. I love knitting it, I love the crazy colors, I’m not even mildly annoyed by two balls of yarn. This might even get promoted to vacation knitting I’m having so much fun with it. You think about that Mara. You think about that long and hard. You think of the beautiful relationship you and I used to have, and how you ruined it.

Socks for The Scientist: I worked on these a bit this week, but I have no idea how much because I am old and I can’t remember.

Herbivore: Herbiwho? Never heard of it. Ok, fine. No progress.

Abbi: Do I even need to say it? No progress.

What’s off the needles

Sigh.

Current obsessions

When it comes to my knitting, I need to remember to start living in the present rather than the future. Within minutes of starting a project I’m already gazing longingly at my queue, ready to be done with whatever is on my needles so I can cast on a new pretty. SLOW DOWN THERE, HOSS. Knitting isn’t a race. I’m not going to win a prize for making the most projects. So I guess my current obsession is to stop having current obsessions? Good luck on that one, sweetheart.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Char permalink
    Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 8:28 am

    I love the Mara I did, though I do agree with you. It takes as much for the edging as for the rest do the shawl!!

  2. Mom permalink
    Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 9:09 am

    Good luck on that one honey…I know you. Yet, it does feel good to finish something and cross it off your list – remember that. Love you!

  3. Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 10:45 pm

    If Mara is big enough to wear, it’s big enough to bind off. And a good story, too. Besides, you can always threaten your other projects with it if they don’t behave. “See what happened to Mara? Premature bind off. Don’t mess with me.”

  4. Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 4:44 am

    Kate, don’t give up!
    I have a Mara on my stitches too and I must finished it until friday. This is a gift for my grandmother and I must succeed.
    I agree with you: those rows are never ending but we can afford them!
    I send you some positive energy to finish your project 🙂

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