Knittingdodo’s knit rants

Yarn, Needles, An Extinct Bird……What More Do You Need?

<— Insert Clever Title Here February 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — knittingdodo @ 5:42 pm

My brain’s a bit mushy this morning. It could be because I’m watching the American Idol episode I TIVO’d last night.

But on to the WIPs!!! First, the socks…the never ending socks.

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I know that if I could just have a few hours of uninterupted knitting, I could finish these socks. Problem is, I never seem to get that. I keep working on them, doing a row here and there.
I would have the time, but other projects keep pushing their way in. This is where being a selfish knitter would be good for me. Then I would finish my socks first and then work on the other stuff wearing my totally awesome socks. As it is, I keep putting them aside to finish up others.

What others, you might ask? Well, there’s been a baby born in my MOPs group. So I’m putting together a few booties for the baby in totally garish colors, see?

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I warned you the colors were garish. Want to know why I chose those colors instead of baby girl pink? It’s simple. I’ve had two baby girls. Both times, when I had my baby showers, I recieved a ridiculous amount of baby girl pink items. I’ve grown to dislike that particular color, especially for baby girls. So, I’ve promised myself that I would do the opposite of baby girl pink in my baby gifts. Unless I’m asked for the pink, of course. I figure I’d put these socks on D, so the other mommy might too.

My other WIP is the sweater that I’m finishing for my friend.

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As you can see, I’ve got the sleeves finished, and am working on the last front panel.

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I don’t know how well you can see in that picture, but I have a few more inches ands then I will start the armhole and neck shaping. And then I just have to put it all together and do the collar. I’m hoping to get all but the collar done by this weekend. I’ve got a few days left, I should make it.

Some of you might be thinking that I had already done the entire left front panel. You’re right, I did, but my knitting was looser than hers, so I ripped it out. I’m doing the right panel in a size smaller needle and I will do the shaping of both panels together. I’ll be glad when this thing is done. I don’t like the feel of the yarn.

Well, that’s it. Actually, I have one more WIP, but I’m saving that for it’s own post probably tomorrow because I’ve got to tell you a story about it.


One Response to “<— Insert Clever Title Here”

  1. Erin Says:

    How come Caleb never got baby booties? 🙂 Those are totally cute. Guess you’ll just have to make some for the next kid.

    I know what you mean about the pink thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love pink, but there is such thing as too much. Whatever happened to purples and teals and such? I hardly ever dress Caleb in all blue. I love putting him in browns and greens. 🙂

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