So I trawled the yarn bag this morning, and found that I am shameless and wanton in my project consumption. For part of my therapy, I must tell the sad tales of my inexcusably wanton behavior, in hopes that I can someday be forgiven. =P

Case in point )

1) Flower Petal Shawl: I saw this and knew I had to have it. It looks more spiderwebby and faerie-like to me than flowery, and that color, OH THAT COLOR. It's so gorgeous, I got the exact yarn in that color. It's like garnets, my favorite gemstone. And yet, two years of attempting to knit this, and even being on the LAST PAGE OF INSTRUCTIONS, it's still languishing away. *le sigh* I actually contemplated cleaning my bathroom before getting up the nerve to pull this bad boy out of the bag for the group shot. That, children, is called AVOIDANCE. I am going to at least, at least, finish up the PURLING ROW that I've been on for about...8 months now. (Yes, a straight purling row. No yarnovers. No lacework. Not even the slighest big of counting involved. And yet? It sits there. *sigh*)

2) Fluffy Cuff Mittens (Stitch 'n Bitch): These (well, at least the first mitten at any rate -- unfortunately, these things come in pairs) actually have a shot of getting finished. See that random blue line of stitches amidst the sparkly white? That is the thumb hole. I've only got a couple of inches of straight knitting in the round until I shape for the end of the hand and pick up the thumb stitches. With large double-point needles and bulky yarn, this is the work of minutes, not days.

3) A striped doll scarf for Crinkle: This also will get finished. I have only a few more stripes to go. And since it's for someone else and a swap at that, it WILL get finished. Probably in the next couple of days. There are no worries here.

4) Fetching Mitts: I went on an intense Fetching knitting jag last fall/winter, and even managed to knit not only a pair for ME (which I cannot find since my move, and it is bugging the holy hell out of me ><), but a lovely warm-weather-friendly pair for [ profile] secretchristine. I will ignore the other two pairs that ended up...slightly awry. (The pair for my friend O. that ended up in two vastly different sized mitts, and the lone singleton intended for my co-worker S. which resulted in a mitt so small, even _I_ could hardly get my hand in it. And I, my friends, have small hands. I cannot begin to account for What Went Wrong with these. I try not to speak of it.) These ones, in a lovely wine color, have been thought of for three different people as a gift this holiday season. I figure that if they ever get knitted, I'll figure out who to give it to later.

5) The recently unraveled swatch for a mysterious Dal House Forum Holiday Swap gift, and also my first original design. We'll see just how far I actually get. ^^;;

6) The ball of yarn my mother bought last year, for the moebius scarf that I still can't figure out how to cast on and count stitches for. Which vexes me to no end. I WANT TO KNIT MYSELF A MOEBIUS BAG, DAMN IT!! ><;;

and last, but not least...

7) Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers (Stitch 'n Bitch Nation): I coveted these from the second I saw them when I first bought this book. But the chart, the chart scared me, and I dared not attempt them. This time, I am bound and determined to knit myself a pair, chart reading be damned. Um...maybe as soon as I finish up a couple of projects first (one...ONE finished would be enough for me. Honest.)
I'm having one of those weekends (weeks? months? pah) where I'm crawling the walls, whinging about having nothing to do, nothing to read, nowhere to be, and I'm surrounded by books, yarn, fabric, paint, beads, dvds, dolls, bah. And nothing seems to fit. So instead, I'm going to knit a swatch for nothing in particular, simply because I like the pattern, and chill out.

Tea, anyone?


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