Friday, February 17, 2006

It's true what they say

You know, about grocery shopping when you're hungry? Well did you also know the same holds true when you go to Knit Happens *just* to buy needles. I went with the intention of getting the Addi Naturas I needed (er...wanted) for my Ribby and started browsing. I had to take this home with me...

Why? Because it reminds me of Nachos. Nachos supreme to be exact. I'm sorry to say I haven't had really good Mexican food since we moved from Tucson and this yarn reminds me of the food at this little place called Filiberto's that we used to frequent (expecially when working the mid~shift!). It's Artyarns Ultramerino 6. The color # escapes me now but I'll be darned if it doesn't look like nacho cheese, tomatoes, green olives,and jalepeno peppers :o)

The night before the Olympics I started a sock. I couldn't resist.

It's the Lava Flow sock pattern from Sock Bug. I love how it's turning out, and the Ultramerino is simply wonderful to knit with. I wanted to knit it all the time. I wanted to knit it late into the night. However, the Olympics were starting so I set my beloved sock aside to cast on for the Ribby Cardi.

Unfortunately, the odds are against me on this one. Not only is all that ribbing and stockinette making me want to stab myself with my new size 7 Addi Naturas, but this month has been crazy busy! So far we've had a birthday sleepover and an anniversary (DH and I hit 9 years last Wednesday), with another birthday on the horizon. Every Saturday is basketball and since the boys are on different teams we spend a lot of time at the gym. The weekends have also been filled with social obligations. When I do get a second to knit the Ribby Cardi is not my knit of choice. Add to that the pressure of a deadline and I'm one unhappy camper.

I want to knit my sock. I want to knit with this...

...Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb in the Jeans colourway. Yum! So what did I do? I set this aside

and cast on for Clapotis. I'm much happier now. I think I might even finish Clapotis by the Olympic deadline! I'm already almost done with the increase rows. Today was supposed to be my 'day 'o knitting' but my girlfriend called last night and needed emergency childcare. So I have an extra little person who screams every time Phoebe the Cat crosses his path *sigh*. Oh, and I'm really grateful that it rained just enough this morning to soggy up the playground equipment.

10 comments:

Jerry & Maxy said...

Whatever you choose, Kim, it's all lovely! The sock looks great - I've heard that's SOFT yarn. The cardi looks good. I'm working on my Clap too...are you using the LL for your Clap? Blues are my favorite!

Divine Ladi said...

Hi Busy Mama, I'm a cancerian too! Anyhoo, I agree, it does look like Nachos Supreme. That made me hungry 'cause I haven't had good nachos in a while, either. The socks look great and I love the blue! Your sons are so cute! Happy knitting!

Rosa said...

I have the Lorna's Laces one too! I love the Jeans color. I have started and restarted knitting socks with it, but its so hard to stick with a pattern I like. Can't wait to see what you make with yours.

Pyewacket said...

Dangit, now I want nachos! ;-)

Those socks are going to be fabulous.

CBear said...

I know exactly what you mean about the Mexican food! I've had to resort to learning how to cook it myself out here! Filiberto's used to be a stop we'd make on the way to work or school! Man was it cheap - but really not good for you!

My other favorites were Casa del Rio on the eastside of town, and Casa Molina (the one on Grant Road with the giant bull with giant b*lls outside). My all time fav was La Fuente out on Oracle - near Old Town. Best PolloMole in town!

Loving the yarn!

sappmama said...

Hi there. Was over at the Behind The Times Along and noticed you're giving up on Cozy. I just had to come over here to find out why. I'm doing Cozy for the Knitting Olympics and am loving it. I did a chart for it, added a side border, and I subbed ssk for k2tog tbl -- because it's easier for me and I think it looks nicer -- and if I focus I just might get it done in time for the gold. If you change your mind about doing it, I'll send you my chart. I'll be posting pics on my blog next week.

Just wanna keep the Cozy love goin'!

BTW, nice blog!

Trillian42 said...

Hey Kim -

I was in Knit Happens the other night, and I saw your yarn. I laughed a little, thinking of this post.

You are right, though - they totally look like nachos.

Pam

Kim said...

Hi Kim! I can't wait to meet you. If you liked Tucsan, you will probably like SA too. It is killing me to leave here. Sadly, no LYS like Knit Happens! I wish Knit Happens had been around when we were living in the DC area. We are pulling for Langley - where I know there are other knitters and great LYS.

Areli said...

Oh! I like the color of your new yarn, that's funny it reminds you of Mexican food. And I can see why you set aside your Ribby for Clapotis, that beautiful yarn makes me drool!

Mrs.Curvy said...

Love the socks already!! Beautiful colors in it!