Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Honestly folks!!!!!

Honestly, how much garter stitch can one person endure for one day? I have a new mode of torture to offer here. As you well know, I finished clue 6 of Mystic Waters, thank the Good Lord, clue 7 just came out, and thought I'd get some of my other knitting, I can't say caught up, but further along.

Since the tomten (Aaron) has been making the most commotion around here I thought I'd try to get that thing on its way to being finished. I am seeing daylight at the end of the tunnel, but people, I think the light at the end isn't heaven, I think it is hell!!!!!! I mean really, look......it goes on forever!!!!!
I'm just a few inches short of putting all the stitches back on the same needles to begin the hood. In order to stave off complete lunacy every couple rows or so I diverted myself with some nice, fun ball winding. I've had some lace weight for quite some time. Ladies, you know the trick, you put a new dress in the back of the closet and about a week later when you pull it out to wear and the hubby says, "Is that new?", you say, "This? No I've had it stuck back in the closet for some time now." (Now, now, Sara, this is just a joke, you know your mommy would never do that to your naive, I mean sweet, caring father, this is just an example of things I've heard other women talking about. For shame, for shame!!!!!)

Anyways, back to the lace weight. You know I have several KALs starting in Jan '08. For most the yarn requirements have not been released but I went by their names and what most of the KALs have called for and went ahead and ordered my yarn from Knit Picks. So I had a ball winding party. Here it is, a Basket O'Fun.

Oh, yeah, another KAL addict, Sylvie, turned me on to a new group, I Love K And C Alongs. (knit alongs and crochet alongs). You ought to come join. We are starting a new KAL beginning this Friday for a gorgeous scarf done up in fingering weight. It is called: La Dentelle Belle Scarf. Gosh, I need some suitable fingering weight. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............

Sylvie's blog's name is: Sylvie the Procrasknitter. Isn't that cute!!!!! Aaron and I came up with a new name for mine: The Dominknittrix. Oh, yeah!!!!!!

UPDATE:

After reading Loribird's comment I thought I'd add more info regarding the lace weights shown above. Following the order in the picture below from left to right: All are Knit Picks lace weights.

Shimmer in Morning Mist, Shadow in Vineyard, Shadow in Jewels and Shimmer in Turquoise Slendor.

9 comments:

loribird said...

Well, at least the Tomten is nearing the end, and your son will be (WILL BE!!!) utterly devoted to you for the rest of his days...
The new yarn looks pretty, care to share exactly what they are? It's so hard to tell from websites exactly what the yarns look like.
Oh, and I love your blog name. Domiknitrix! *chortle!*

Cat said...

I just love your work. I had fun visiting your site the other day and following your mystery buttons.

Thanks for the shout out about ILove...

Hugs!!!
Cat
http://craftyncer.typepad.com

loribird said...

Sweet, thanks! I like the Vineyard better in your photo than on their site.
Now if only I could knit lace as well as you, I'd have an excuse to buy some... (An excuse? Who am I kidding?)

Roseann said...

What beautiful yarns! I am still knitting Snoopy so I understand well your tomten angst. Reading your blog truly brightens my day, you have a wonderful gift for knitting and writing.

Holly said...

Ugh-I did a Tomten for my oldest-but it wouldn't fit him when I was done. It did fit the next three when they got old enough-whew! I got so many compliments on that piece. I dreamed of knitting one up for my little nephew this fall-so it would be all ready for winter weather. His parents love ours! Sadly, I cannot do it. Just. Can't.

Opal said...

What a wonderful array of lace yarns. So tempting and alluring. Mmm.

SYLVIE said...

My, what nice yarn you have! Lovely colors.

If you ever want to trade some for my green (Secret of the Stole) I have 2 balls leftovers.

I so enjoy reading your posts, they are really entertaining!

m.o.M. said...

I REALLY have to stop reading your blog! I see KAL and I just zone right out and follow!

Valerie said...

I love the Bella scarf, it's beautiful. I have some fingering yarn, maybe I'll jump on that next year. I need to set my knitting priorities! -=giggle=- Thank you again for the wonderful package!