Saturday, May 20, 2006

Welcome to swatch hell


Just look at the cheeky reno monkey threatening to spray me with the hose! His blatant disregard for my wrath is shameful. I'll have to beat him with a rolled up newspaper later. Perhaps when he's not so dirty. Hmm, that doesn't sound right.


So, I was a good bunny and knit the swatch and did the drawing for the Nihon Vogue class this morning. I really liked the swatch and was looking forward to knitting the sweater. Stupid me. I should have known that it would mean curtains for that particular garment. At least for the time being. The gauge is too big and so is the cable pattern for the shape of the garment I meant to do. And when I came home to pick out a finer wool for the swatch, I came to an alarming conclusion... I have no wool. Okay, I can feel you rolling your eyes, but with the upheaval around here, most of The Stash is unaccessible right now. The plan as it stands now: save pretty swatch for later when class is over, continue with stretchy cotton swatch for tankini for final project, swatch bluey handspun for other final project, and finally, swatch purple Optimum for insanely patterned cardigan that teacher has made. Did ya hear that splatty popping sound just now? That was my head splitting open like an over-ripe grape and messing up my computer screen. Think I'll curl up in the fetal position and hum for a while.

2 comments:

Kerry said...

Or you could go buy some yarn. Just a thought.

hollyo said...

You have no yarn! Quick! You must shop! *cough* *choke* *guffaw* No yarn.

And did you really say tankini? And mmmmm on the insanely patterned Optimum sweater. That I can't wait to see.