I’m on a ROLL!

You know how some days you just can’t get yourself to knit anything and others it’s like you Just. Can’t. Put. It. Down!?!?!

I’m pretty sure I just had an entire weekend of the latter. My cat hates me. She’s so jealous of the GGSE™ that she just glares at it. She probably thinks I’ve replaced her with a giant blob of green yarn, considering the amount of time GGSE™ and I spent together this weekend.

I don’t have any real progress pics to show, but this might give you a hint at where I’m at:


There’s another hint on this page somewhere…

CAN YOU STAND THE SUSPENSE?!?!?! I worked so hard on that thing my left arm is KILLING me!! Everytime I tried to knit something last night, my arm held a protest (I’m thinking I’d really like to HURT the person who came up with the idea to knit with needles the size of redwood tree trunks)!! Still, I kept trying to knit, and knit I did…

Huh? Wassthat? Rogue? Yeeaaaaaahhh…uh…I meant to get started on that, I DID, but uh… well? I sorta sat down with the chart for the sleeve (as Claudia pointed out — it’s just one big swatch!) and got all scurred*, so no sleeve was started. I DID manage to get to my LYS for the addis though…


See all those symbols n’ shit? You’d be scared too!

The swatch in the pic is the same one from Friday. I just included it so you could get a better sense of the color :) Since a couple of you asked, the yarn is Beaverslide Fisherman Weight wool in Snowberry. It’s a pretty good deal, too…I got a whole sweater’s worth for under $50!!!!

Since I was too gun-shy to Rogue, and since I TOTALLY deserved to start up something new (almost two FO’s in four days!!!) I FINALLY started my THRUMMED MITTENS!!!


Since my arm hurt, I didn’t get too far.

While it doesn’t seem as though much time went into this so far, getting the thrummies started involved a lot of work!!! I had to wind the yarn into a ball (without a swift, I’m noticing, this really sucks), make a bunch of thrums (which I’m pretty sure are ALL WRONG), and free my size 3DPNS from enslavement on another project. What’s this OTHER project you ask? Well, it’s sort of a secret, but since there’s no way you’ll be able to figure out what it is from the progress so far, I’ll show you:


In fact, if you CAN guess *exactly* what it is, I’ll give you a PRIZE! But you won’t figure it out, I’m SURE!

I thought I was going to have to abandon my hopes of thrumming for finishing this little knit, but after only a few, short rows, I was able to put the whole thing on stitch holders and use my DPNS for thrummed fun!

For those of you keeping track, I DID also do the cleaning I said I would do AND LAUNDRY TO BOOT! All while watching a little over half of “My So-called Life.” How could I have POSSIBLY forgotten just how HOT Jordan Catalano was?

I love snowy, slacker weekends, don’t you?

PS – I went on a date Friday (at least, I think it was a date. Well, it was sort of a date.)!!! This time, I really do hope there is a second date!!

*scurred – Usher (or Urrsher)-speak for scared. I’m a sad product of my radio station ;)

15 Responses to “I’m on a ROLL!”

  1. Shaz Says:

    I remember you had a thing for him. The guy with the dreamy eyes. I have a guy like that in my office who has eyes that makes all the girls melt. LOL :)

  2. Vicki Says:

    Now I must have some of that yarn. It’s so nice and pink :)

  3. paula Says:

    how’s the beaverslide? which kind did you get? the mctaggart tweeds? The cost is sorta appealing. Oh, and the 19 pages of pattern? uhhh… I’ll be blaming you! ;)

  4. Carrie Says:

    That yarn is AWESOME. And I can’t wait to see GGSE in all its glory.

    Urrsher .. you’re bringing me back to my Wherehouse Music days … Oh yeah. I knew we’d be slammed when the new Master P albums dropped!

  5. Audrey Says:

    Call me crazy, but is that the start of a toe-up alpaca sock I see there? I’ve been wearing itchy store bought wool socks to bed every night this week and I swear I fall asleep wondering why I don’t knit alpaca socks!

  6. claudia Says:

    Um. You wouldn’t be a WIMP would you? Just askin’.

    ;-)

  7. Rossana Says:

    Oooh, I think you’re knitting a little stuffed animal critter creature with that alpaca! I’ve got some of that yarn for a super secret prezzie, too! Yay–glad you had a fun Friday date! And I know you can knit with the chart. You’ll be fine. Have fun!

  8. kerry Says:

    Oooo, I was just in that store last week (I hardly ever make it up that far north, so I jumped at the chance to visit) and I missed that yarn. It’s pretty! I must have been too busy drooling over the Koigu.

    I thought Brian was hot in a geeky sweet sort of way. Although, since I’m a lot older, I felt sort of dirty about it. Ha!

    I know not this hip kids music of which you speak. I listen to 94.7…where the DJs are all OLDER THAN DIRT…and where they play the song that my husband and I danced to at our wedding – because it’s now CLASSIC ROCK old. Sob. :)

  9. Stacey Says:

    I want to see pictures of the GGSE!! ;)

  10. Lorette Says:

    Great yarn!! And the pattern is easier than it looks. It’s 19 pages because she explains absolutely every step. None of that “and then a miracle occurs and you finish off the neckline” crap that you see in a lot of published patterns.

  11. froggy Says:

    wow, can’t wait to see it finished. and you’ve got some great yarn there.

  12. Anne Marie Says:

    Great knitting, your mom’s scarf is fab…NOW – Details about the date (I need, I need, I need).

  13. Jaimi Says:

    I’m thinking Rogue might have to be next on my list…wonder how it would work with Lamb’s Pride? I have some pale yellow that I’ve been dying to make something out of. *runs off to swatch*

  14. frecklegirl Says:

    You have been busy!

    I can’t wait to see the green sweater- seaming party (as Skinny Rabbit says)! :)

  15. claudia Says:

    Hey. You sent me mail. It got eaten before I could read it. Send it again???