The title refers to how I’ve been eating – oof! Terribly, and too much, and now that my pants are uncomfortably tight I need to get myself back to the gym and back to my salads!
It also refers to what I want to knit. Quite simply – everything in sight! But I am determined to be more mindful in my knitting, not just cast on willy-nilly. I have criteria that needs to be met:
- Is this appropriate for my climate? This is a big one for me, as I love warm, wooly sweaters that don’t get worn in our 75 degree winters.
- Is it a style that will look good on my body type? The boobs pose a particular problem with some patterns.
- Is it something I will actually wear, why exactly do I want to knit this? Often I’m attracted to a pattern because it uses a technique I want to learn, or even because I like the color of the yarn used in the original design! If it’s gray, it’s an automatic favorite.
I have a few sweaters that need to be finished – blocked, buttons sewn on, etc. that will provide more discussion on my criteria, but in the meantime I have been knitting…
Cowls! I’ve gone cowl crazy!!!
Infinitude Scarf, knit in white Berroco Ultra Alpaca that has been languishing in my stock for YEARS. I had four skeins, I kept thinking that I needed to knit one thing with all the skeins because 800 yards is enough for a vest at least, and I finally said enough is enough – knit with it already! It’s super soft and drapes really well – only mod I made was to knit seed stitch sections instead of purl sections.
A Very Braidy Cowl, which was oh so fun to knit. The pattern was great, mine is longer because I wanted to use up as much of the yarn as possible. It’s Sublime Angora Merino and it is LUSH.
You can see the lushness a little better in this work-in-progress shot. God, I love this yarn. It’s been discontinued, of course.
The black cowl is the Destroyed Cowl and it won’t get its own photo until it’s blocked. Love it, but stockinette ROLLS like a mutha and also I screwed up the kitchener join so only one side is “destroyed” properly. Kinda disappointed because it’s probably the one I’d get the most wear out of, since it’s black… I’m considering knitting another one but in garter stitch, and with sock yarn, but doubled, so the destroyed strands really stand out.
I had a Organization Victory this weekend!!! I’ve often lamented about our small small house and the current state of my various stashes. When I started buying quilting fabric, I had to appropriate a couple of bookshelves from my son’s room and the fabric was precariously balanced on them, looking sloppy and getting dusty. On Saturday I bopped into the local antique store to look for a tall bookshelf and found this:
It’s a repro lawyer’s bookcase, and each shelf is a unit that stacks on top of the shelf below it. I’ve been looking at this bookcase for about a year, they used to have a red and a blue one but the blue one is what was left. I hated to spend the money (especially when one of my goals this year is to be fiscally responsible), but I also believe that when you find the PERFECT solution – you should jump on it.
It now holds all my fabric AND all my craft books AND
my quilting WIPs! My goal is to finish up those WIPs and get all that stuff stacked to the left in the bookcase! I was able to move THREE bookshelves out of the bedroom as a result of buying this bookcase, which I consider a major victory in physical and mental de-cluttering!