A Knitter in Transition

My adventures - in knitting, marriage, and moving across hemispheres.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Delusions of Grandeur

So, here I am with plenty projects going that I could work on, to name but a few:
-4 super-secret gifts (SSG)
-1 Technicolor Dream Sweater
-1 Eris...this may get frogged, I'm not feelin' it
-1 project for Barley, as yet unnamed

But, you know how it goes as a knitter, some things lose the excitement. Of the SSG's, one is a tad complicated for my fried out brain. One is SO close to being done, it's really pathetic that I don't sit down and bust out the 2 hours MAX it would take to finish it. One I can't guarantee I'll ever finish, and the last is waiting on the needles to come out of the Orangina-of-which-we-do-not-speak.

In order to boost the excitement, and you'll notice I try this method more frequently than is truly adviseable, I've decided to start a new project. And not just start one, but attempt to order the yarn, wait for the yarn to arrive, knit the blasted thing, and finalize it by: CHRISTMAS. Can it be done? By the girl who never finishes ANYTHING? In barely 5 weeks? Well, we'll just see, won't we.

Of course, to make a true assessment and place your bets, (come on, somebody please bet FOR me!!) you need more information on the contenders. I do not dissapoint:

In one corner we have The Project:
1. The pattern: Vintage Pink Cardigan, by Nora Gaughan, published IK Spring 05.

2. The yarn: Louet Sales Gems Opal, superwash merino, sport weight, color Shamrock.

3. The buttons:

In the other corner, we have The Knitter:
Ashley. AKA: QTPURL2T. You won't find this chicky in baggy satin shorts because EEWW. She's in well-fitting Lucky jeans (worth every penny) and a top by Old Navy that makes her boobs look great. While she has a history of painfully SUH-LOW knitting, she's been dreaming about this cardi since it came out, and knows it'll be super-kawaii with the sparkly buttons and shiny pink lip gloss. She plans to add in some bust-shaping so there will be curve-huggage but no botton-band-gappage.

Ashley's no sucker, she's surfed the web and found her opponent's weak spots, a yarn shop in San Diego selling the yarn for $1.50/sk less than the manufacturer: SUCKAZ. She's also found a great price on the buttons, and has decided that 2 pairs of new Addi's are for the birds. The Susan Bates already in the yarn closet will be the weapons of choice.

The VISA is out...she thinks she remembers her PayPal password...

Ladies and Gentlemen, ante up.


  • At 7:45 AM PST, Blogger Sarah said…

    You can do it!

    Start now!!!

  • At 10:42 AM PST, Blogger Brena said…

    I can't wait to see how the cardi turns out. I love it and plan on making it some day. Good luck!!!


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