Tuesday, June 29, 2010

As I knit and breathe

The longer one is away from their blog, the more daunting the task of returning it seems...

So to that end, simple proof that I still exist!





Ok, so I won't pretend that this recently flew off the sticks or anything. I actually knit this in April to go with my wedding dress (yes black, I know but I was toying with a B&W (&red) theme-- white dress, black sash etc. etc.). And most of you who already read here know that I've been working on about a million of these shrugs in different colours before finally settling on black. I did a white one, an ivory one, a dark grey, a dark brown, a mustard one....(I know I'm missing a couple there), but in the end, this was "the one".



Except that it WASN'T "the one", and about two weeks before the wedding I went with a completely different dress that required no shrug. Seen here if you're interested. At any rate, I pretty much have a shrug for every dress I own now!

Now, let us never speak of said wedding again.

But speaking of the wedding... HAHA fooled you! --there's been very little knitting since. Virtually everything I started after Christmas has subsequently been abandonned.

Now that could just be a summer-time thing. I'm not as inclined to knit as much in the summer. Or it could just be a ME thing...every year I seem to crank out less and less (quality, not quantity, right??)

But recently I am back on that train baby! (and starting small so as to feel progress being made more quickly)...

BAM!


BAM!


BAM!


Though this last one has kind of made me question my sanity a bit...definitely the smallest yarn I've ever knit with. And the STATE of said yarn (constant breakage) has finally driven home to me the fact that I have a MOTH problem.

Not sure why it has taken me so long to realize this (I've never had moths before so killing the odd one didn't seem like a very big deal) but after a favourite cashmere sweater this past winter suddenly turned up with tiny holes, and virtually every night now I see or kill a little moth dude on my bedroom wall, I obviously have a bigger problem than I realized. I think it's officially time to deal with this.

Perusing the internet today for information has only served to depress me further...seems they never really go away and I might be dealing with this 4-evah. (Not to mention how itchy I've been all day just having had to think about them). If there's one thing I CANNOT ABIDE, it's bugs. (Also why I am prone to being half-assed when it comes to gardening...I just can't handle the creepy-crawlies).

My one saving grace is my stash. I really don't have anything I can't live without if it all disintegrated tomorrow (ok well maybe there are a few things I couldn't live without), but I'm not really a hoarder of insanely good yarn, and don't really have that much of a stash compared to most knitters.

So there you have it: Some small things being knit, and some yarn getting eaten.

10 comments:

heyjenrenee said...

LOVE that shrug and I hate the creepy crawlies, too. (those photos are gorgeous ... what a perfect addition to any summer top or dress!)

hibou said...

What a great shrug to have in every colour! Sorry to hear about the moths! I'm as squeamish as you, though I wish I wasn't.

littlebirdbigcity said...

Oh my god, we have moths too. They're so gross! They're getting really bad right now, I've been finding them everywhere. Lucky for me, my knitting has gone by the wayside, so no tiny holes to speak of. Good luck!

Phoe said...

Love that shrug. Boo to the moths though.

sneakycrafty said...

Helloo and welcome back! I'm working my up to a Whisper too, but in sock yarn...

Rainy Daisy said...

ooo! I love the black one. And the emphatic BAMs were well-used, i think.


eww. moths.

My Life in SoRo said...

It looks great with that shirt!!

Kat said...

I'm working on a whisper cardigan in laceweight, too, and it's about to drive me over the edge. I can't get freakin' gauge! Knit, measure, rip, knit, measure, rip......It's a black whole of effort right now.

I wish you better luck than mine.

yodafatkitty said...

No worries, I'm just glad your back. Marriage must agree with you. :)

Yarny Days said...

Cute, cute, cute! It is just perfect.