Sunday, November 25, 2007

When it rains, it pours....OR....A great miracle occurred there

So, after agonizing for a week about the right project for my Classy yarn, I scrapped everything and cast on for a top-down raglan cardigan with cables on the front. It came from a Paton's pamphlet Upside Downers, and is a piece 'o cake to work on.

Then, The Hubby asks about the status of a scarf that I was going to spin and knit as a donation for Winter Camp in February (in Minnesota). Ohhh, now I remember why I bought the Tobacco Road colorway from Crown Mountain. I'm not seeing the colorway any more on the site, however. It is a color (orange!) that's so far away from my usual purple, that I knew there was a reason for it, but couldn't remember. It's the Corriedale pencil roving and it practically spins itself! I just started a little before 2 PM yesterday and couldn't stop!

Then, to add to the insanity, The Dork, actually asked for...A Sweater! He Who Is Never Cold actually requested a hooded sweatshirt-style. I had bugged him about "doggy duty" outside and he said he'd get around to it when it was a little warmer. Hmmm, this is the child who a few years back was in 40 degree weather outside (Washington D.C.) and had to be threatened with detention to put a 2nd layer on. "Preferably in a dark green, Mom" he says. I dash to the stash and pull out a beautiful green/blue wool. "Oh, I like that." "Well, seeing as you were the one who asked me to buy it at Stitches years ago..." Now to find the Wonderful Wallaby pattern that I know is around somewhere!

I've gone from worrying about what to do next and now there are 3 things going (never mind that there are also socks on the needles)!


Jasmin said...

That's where the Tobacco Road is. :)

Wait until you see what I've been working on. Bwa ha!

spindyeknit said...

That's gorgeous yarn! (Typed the woman presently knitting up a blue/green yarn, too.) Love it!