You know I’m a crocheter. I love to crochet, and most times I can’t do anything else. Spinning, perhaps. But knitting? Knitting isn’t my thing.
BUT I’M INFECTED.
I finished the Hemlock Ring Blanket. It’s not blocked, but I think the ripples are quaint. The bind off was crazy, but I’m glad to be done with it.
I thought I was done with knitting for a while. Finished one project, why would I want to do more? But I follow KNITFreedom and Liat put up a wonderful post with a pattern for a worsted weight toe up sock with heel flap. It’s the greatest thing ever. I love toe-up, and the gusset is wonderful, and heel flaps are lovely – each sock took me just a day to make. I don’t have a picture because my mom snatched them up, but they were a fun project.
Then, you see, I had these metal 9″ US1 circulars from my great grandmother. And I really wanted to make something on them. They were just too cute. So I started A Day at the Circus with some random yarn I had lying around. But, disaster struck and the wire from the cord of the circulars started to unravel. Now it’s on DPNs.
I haven’t even finished that but I wanted to start another project. Because, you know, stockinette stitch with color work is interesting, but sometimes you want something different to do. So I looked at the yarn I had available (it’s so barren here! I can’t wait to get back to Chicago to be with my yarn again.) and decided on the Ventura Wrap. It’s such a lovely, simple pattern. The size of the needles isn’t my favorite thing – and I’m only using 15s – but it’s nice once you get into it. And the netting is so pretty.
It’s destined for a pretty tree somewhere.
Meanwhile, my Lorenz Manifold is being further neglected, the doily bag is hibernating, and I haven’t gotten around to really starting on my sister’s pineapple lace loose sweater. I’m telling you, I’m infected! Infected with knitting!
Is there help? Medications? Interventions?