Another Distraction

A somewhat eclectic blog by a woman who's easily distracted...

Friday, November 03, 2006

This is NOT a new project...

Why does it seem like there's never enough time? Not enough time to knit. Not enough time to blog. I could go on, but you know the drill.

Anyway, no time for a substantial entry today, but here's a bit of knitting content for you:

Swatched in the round, and amazingly enough, I got gauge! That never happens. Of course, I actually need to figure out what gauge I want to get so I can adjust the sweater size a bit, but I'll deal with that later. The important thing is, this is NOT a project. This is a constructive distraction. It will be "Alice" from MagKnits, and in spite of the fact that I will eventually have a sweater, this is NOT a project. As I said, it's a constructive distraction.

I love this sweater, and would love to have it in time for the holidays, but I couldn't really cast it on as another project and start working on it ahead of other stuff currently on the needles. (Never mind that I already had all the appropriate yarn for it, purchased and waiting to start.)

Here's the thing. You've seen what happens when I try to knit while my brain is otherwise engaged. Not pretty. And about once a week, I go to Dad's house for dinner and TV. We have been known to have a glass or two. Now, knitting in front of the TV is already a bit of a challenge for me, and with Dad there's the extra pressure of knowing he'll hit pause if he thinks I've stopped paying attention to count stitches or figure out what I've just done. Add to that a glass of wine, and all but the most basic project is doomed to be ripped back further than I knit on it for the evening. This is why I had to cast on for Alice. It's mostly just mindless stockinette--in the round--nothing but knit stitches. It doesn't get more basic than that! So, for the evenings that I go to Dad's house, in order to protect my other knitting, this is the knitting that's coming with me. Not so I can get the sweater done, but so that I can get my other projects done.

And, since it's Friday again, here's where my eye candy will go when Blogger decides to let me upload pictures again. More Mendocino--the back yard of the B&B we stayed at.

Happy Friday!



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