Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Opened Up A Can Of Whup.....

I have opened up a can of whup.....well, you get the idea. People, it has been rough around my house here lately. You all know that I am presently taking part in the following KALs: Secret of the Stole, Secret of Chrysopolis & Mystic Waters. I've also signed up for Muir, which is supposed to start Nov. 15th, Spring Shawl Suprice and Secret of Bad Nauheim, both of which start some time in January. Okay, that is bad enough. I mean, I am up to date with Secret of the Stole.

I am, I don't know, 4 or 5 clues behind in Secret of Chrysopolis. And about half a clue behind in Mystic Waters. I haven't even swatched Muir. The thing is I have a major revolt going on here. Practically mutiny. I'm afraid to turn my back or close my eyes at night. I'm being threatened from every side. The other night I woke up with a pair of circulars inching around my neck. The KALs are so selfish. They are demanding my ever waking knitting moment. Screaming at me if I so much as think about doing anything else.

If that wasn't bad enough, I have all these stupid socks jumping on the needle wagon and the tomten. I'm not sure how much more I can take. I've begun having thoughts of straying. You know, to some young, innocent thing that will be so happy to just spend time with me, happy to be held, happy to just be seen!!!! But, we all know where that would lead. Before long they would be the nagging old hag all these other WIPs have become. Sure the fresh new sock yarns sit in my living room calling my name, whispering sweetness or whistling every time I walk through, trying to divert my attention their way. But I know what really lay within their heart. Its a trick, a diabolical scheme. I did get a little more work done on the Spring Socks while waiting at the doctor's with Nanny yesterday. I took out the Bellatrix socks thinking I might work on them. I don't even like them anymore. She is sloppy and I can tell she has a cold, cold heart and will not be affectionate enough. I think I'm going to frog her and cast on using a smaller needle. That might shut her squeal up, for a while anyways.

I don't even want to talk about my spinning wheel and fiber for fear they will join the mutinous throng. I don't know what to do. Should you not hear from me for a while would you please send a search party? Prepare them, it probably won't be pretty.

10 comments:

Roseann said...

You are one fantastic lace knitter. I love looking at your pictures upclose, your lace is incredible! Your spring socks have such cheery colors, nice to look at as our weather turns colder. Thank you for such a delightfully fun to read blog!

Opal said...

If you need a lifesaver just holler! Don't let those knits be the boss of you! ;-)

Arianwen said...

Tell all wip to calm down or you will send them to the frog pond!! You have to show them who is boss. They are all looking really lovely.

Brigitte said...

Peggy, your stole looks gorgeous!!!!

m.o.M. said...

You said it so perfectly! I'm doing the Secret and Mystic Waters too, along with a fair-isle for another kal and I can't tell whether I'm feeling frantic or just robotic about my knitting.
Ack!!!

AnneH said...

That was too funny, Peggy.

Oh, and gee, thanks. I just had to sign up for the Secret of Bad Nauheim. :-p

Traci said...

You are so funny! I have been neglecting my wheel as well as I knit my first scarf.
Your knitting is beautiful!

Devin said...

You're funny! I've asked for roving for Christmas, and I'll be getting a handspindle just after Christmas. So, then I'll join the spinning club. Hope you make it through the holidays!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me where to buy a spinner. ha ha....nothing real expensive ...just to use a couple times. I can't find any online or locally. Please help. Thanks alot.
Leah
angelleah1981@yahoo.com

Denise/CT said...

I signed up for Secret of Bad Nauheim also, but can't seem to access it in English other than the brief message on the home page. Can you help me with that? I have all my settings set to English. Perhaps it is not sent in English?
Thanks,
Denise/Ct
who joins you in your frustration and addiction to KAL's.