Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The point I realized there are 5 weeks until Mother's Day...

and I am knitting a Clapotis and The Somewhat Cowl for the Mammas. Both of which I really would like to finish on time. I was so proud of myself yesterday as I realized I was finally finished with the first skein of both projects. I tend to measure project progress by the skein. My fingers move a little faster, my pulse quickens as I watch the last few yards of a skein melt into my project. It is a small victory for those of us afflicted with the KADD... anyway, I woke this morning still elated by the knitting victory yesterday and a full night sleep for once in the past couple of months... and had this little conversation with myself...

sane self: ah, just five weeks till Mother's Day
cocky self: yeah I know! I Finished BOTH of my first skeins yesterday!
sane self: that's greaaat, but how long have you worked on Clapotis? a month? good job. at that rate you should be finished by MIL's birthday. in September.
cocky self:but I have only been working on the other since Saturday...
sane self: and you have what? 11 skeins left...you better hope you don't mess up...you know you just have to knit a little over 3 skeins a week to finish them both.
cocky self: I can do that! I will be a knittin monogamous!
sane self: *sigh* you have two projects, that would be a bigamist...
cocky self: oh yeah, right.

We shall see, my friends how this turns out...will I be able to resist the siren song of this when the addict inside yearns painfully for quick fix. An escape from all the endless stockinette. I know it is pretty, and is actually my favorite knitted fabric-so smooth, so simple-let's face it, though, it can get boring...

I love the raglan shaping, cause I hate seaming things... so very pretty, and I am sure Trucker Mamma will love the way this one feels. I am finding it is much easier to knit something for someone else knowing it is not my size... (the first is much closer to the actual color)


I was lured by the Sexy Knitter's Club to knit the Somewhat Cowl although I knew from first glance it was not really for me. After seeing it time and again, I realized it would be perfect for Trucker Mamma. Knit Picks Shine (cotton/modal) color Orchid (also perfect because The Gaming One grows orchids).

2 comments:

Sann said...

well, I am rooting for the cocky self--gurl you can finish both clappies

TheSteph said...

your SC is coming along nicely!