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What I should be doing today vs. what I want to be doing January 31, 2012

It generally goes like this, especially this time of year…

I should be:

In a house without a basement, can this room ever stay clean?!

  1. Reorganizing the “office/studio/cat bathroom foyer” so I have someplace to take new jewelry photos (yes indeed, see that little cat flap door there in the middle of the shot?),

2. Inputing my jewelry-making/yarn dyeing expenses so we can send our tax stuff to the amazing Victor,

Paper work...yawn.

3. Doing general houseworky things (though that’ll get done after I’m done writing here–I cannot stand an unmade bed!!).

Instead, I’d rather be watching the latest DVR’d episode of “Hoarders” and:

1. Casting on for this gorgeous new sweater pattern from “Knit, Swirl.” Unbelievable. Met the delightful designer and tried on her sample sweater and was instantly smitten,

2. Finishing this pair of cabled mitts I just designed and am calling “Anam Cara” (more on that during another post)(also using my hand-dyed yarn),

Knitting all those cables on the sweater made me want to do more!

3.Spinning! Yes, I finally broke down and got this gorgeous handmade wheel from a fellow Etsy seller, Scott Mack of Overland Handcraft. I took a private lesson from the charming and talented Sandy at Purlescence Yarn, my LYS, and am having a grand time of it.

At least I’ve finally focused over the last couple of weeks and finished my “Global Cables Coat” and report that I’ve been happily keeping myself cozy inside of it. Not that I didn’t have some issues with the collar, but the designer, Jen Hagan cleared it all up for me and I reworked the collar and it looks far better.

I must say that although I really love the knitting book ” Brave New Knits,” if you decide to make any one of the fab patterns, I’d recommend doing your due diligence checking for errata on Ravelry. Both patterns I’ve made so far, the Orchid Thief Shawl and the Global Cables Coat, have some serious errata, and the errata on the website doesn’t even mention the coat’s collar issue. 

Well, I suppose I’d better get a move on…

**BTW, I just want to apologize for the way this page laid itself out. I used a new blog feature that, IMHO, did not work the way I thought it would. Sorry for any reading difficulty, and thanks for stopping by!


6 Responses to “What I should be doing today vs. what I want to be doing”

  1. nyknittermom Says:

    love that cable sweater!


  2. nyknittermom Says:

    Looks like my “room”. LOL at “paperwork…yawn”, have you been eavesdropping???


  3. DebbieQ Says:

    Lord have mercy I LOVE the coat. And watching episodes of Hoarders is ALWAYS important.


  4. ElizabethL42 Says:

    That is a beautiful sweater!!


  5. Darling Cuz Says:

    Darling girl, what you ARE doing is exhausting enough! Your hand dyed is absolutely gorgeous (eyebrow wiggle). Love the mitts. Are you watching Downton Abbey? Thinking about it…


  6. Meg Says:

    That’s an awesome office/studio/cat bathroom foyer! I say, who cares if it stays clean — it’s awesom and functional. 🙂 I LOVE the cabled coat. Did I miss a photo of you in that lovely thing on Rav? I’ll go look. And if you need test knitters for your Anam Cara mitts pattern, well you know where to find me! Oh, and if you’re not watching Downton Abbey yet, get thee to the PBS site and start catching up! The clothing is great.


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