knitnana: An Intervention Is In Order...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

An Intervention Is In Order...

For me:
Because I can't seem to stop...okay the Interweave Knits Fall issue was paid for long ago, but in a way, just makes me wonder if I'll ever get around to making 1/2 of what I want to make in my lifetime?

I was immediately taken with The Knotty or Knice Socks (so I'm NOT the only one who automatically puts a K before every word beginning with N these days, now am I?), and the Braided Pullover. Otherwise, there are patterns in the ads that are calling me, but I really kneed (!) to make my first sweater before I start adding too many to my queue...

But the intervention may be required because of this:
Twist Collective!
When I read Jane Brockett's article, that was interesting...but the photos just blew my mind. I miss my Knails so much! And hers are short, short. Really short. And painted. Hmm...And I fell madly for the Regia Jaquard Florence colorway. BADLY, MADLY. So much so that I scoped it out and ordered it. Flat.Out.Ordered.It. Got it yesterday...cannot wait to knit it. LOVE the stripes. And the Knails...did I mention that?

And then today? I couldn't resist. I bought Linden. I think that's a sweater/jacket I could wear and wear...not sure of the yarn yet, can't afford (I don't think) the Green Mountain Spinnery Yarn Over. Maybe eventually...if I can manage an intervention on my own and start saving my pennies...gas prices are dropping a bit, hmmm? economy knitting:
I'm starting the toe of the second SOS '08 Knitpicks Blue Ox Tweed Plain Vanilla Stockinette sock. Not in love with this yarn as far as knitting goes, but I do love the colorway. I cast off the sock using the one I found that sews the hem of the picot at the same time...(see the sidebar) and this time, I knit it a bit too tight. It's NOT an easy one to rip out, especially with the dark yarn! I was able to stretch it, tho' and hopefully it won't draw up on me when it's washed (fingers crossed!).

Now...on the subject of interventions?
The Meezer began crying as soon as I got through the door tonight...she couldn't find her nip bag. A yardstick brought it out from under the sofa. And it was rolling and crying and mewing and tossing all over again. At one point she tossed it over her head backwards and into my lap (no, sorry, didn't get that photo!)

Chaos and Mayhem were also having a nip party over the weekend (they look as if they have a lovefest when the nip is passed around!). I don't know what we're going to do with these juvenile delinquents, Chris!

(OH. Oops. In our case, I guess the parents are the pushers, aren't we?)


Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, you are doing well on the yarn front - I love that colorway! And does this mean that the new IK is out in the mail? Time to send my older daughter down to check the box. As if I need any more patterns to want to knit...

8:02 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Not sure I can provide much in the way of an intervention... I did look about my studio the other day and think how horrible it would be if my family had to cope with sorting through it upon my demise... perhaps I need to weed out the things I KNOW I will never get around to using, and to be judicious about what I will add, though Linden is a very elegant jacket pattern and would get you through much of the cold season in your climate. Love the nip bag!

12:19 AM  
Blogger Caps said...

Kno, you're knot.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Isn't the Twist Collective great?! I want to knit Bonnie by Fiona Ellis. My birthday's in November, maybe I can use b-day money for the yarn.

I shouldn't tell you, but the Vogue Knitting Fall preview is out and full of some neat sweaters. Although their sweater patterns are a bit like their sewing patterns: they assume you know what you're doing, which I sometimes find frustrating.

The Meezer's got it bad.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I've been completely sucked in by Twist Collective. What gorgeous patterns! I had to buy... 4 *ahem*

11:33 AM  
Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Oh, I love the Twist Collective, so great that designers can get paid for their work but we get free articles of goodness!

12:18 PM  

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