Friday, September 15, 2006

Balls of gray

This post may be a bit random since it's been hard to organize my thoughts these past few days. My knitting has been random and sporadic as well. I've got way too many projects on the needles and I continue to start stuff. Maybe if we had some progress on the house situation I'd feel a little better.

We were supposed to close today at 4. We didn't. What pisses me off in this whole situation is just the lack of communication. Believe me, I understand that things happen. I just want to know what's going on and WHY it's going on. There were just way too many little things that should have been taken care of before today. I truly believe that we could have gotten it all done today if the right hand knew what the left was doing. Now we are scheduled to close on the same day that our household goods are to be delivered.

Enough of that. After a couple of glasses of wine (and some pizza) I'm much better able to deal then I was this afternoon. Now where was I? Oh, yeah, my knitting...

I've decided to measure DHs sweater progress by balls. I mean, what better way to track the progress of a 'Manly Sweater'? Two balls down, 13 (I think?) to go. This is slow going people. I think I'm going to have to mandate a certain number of rows a day or something. Perhaps a two ball a week minimum.

The Ballet Camisole is *this* close to being done, and I have all but lost interest. To the point, even, where I was thinking about ripping it. I don't know why.

I'm also working on Picovoli, , Orangina, the Child's Placket Neck Sweater, Sesame, a 5~hour Baby Sweater, and a pair of Jaywalkers. What's wrong with me? I might need an intervention.

Thanks for all the kind comments on my shawl! I really enjoyed knitting it, and fear I might also cast on for another lace project to add to the Mountain of projects that are in various stages of completion. I think someone asked how I liked the KnitPicks Gloss? I liked it a lot. I'm pretty sure I'll use it again. I hope they plan to broaden their color range.

Have any of you guys signed up for Socktoberfest? I have!

10 comments:

del said...

I know that house situation is driving you crazy. I hope everything gets straightened out SOON.

Wow, what a lot of WIPs! That used to be me, but I would stress out so bad (why?? I don't even know; this is supposed to be my fun hobby!) that I finally had to cut back. It IS hard, though, not to cast on each & every time I see a new & interesting pattern (usually once a day, LOL), so I understand.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry you didn't close. I was just wondering if ya'll were enjoying all the space.

janna said...

I am so sorry about the house! I was surprised when I saw that you posted, since I figured you would be busy moving (or just wandering around from room to room, amazed that there are so many of them)....

Halidays said...

I signed up for socktoberfest too! yeah!

Kim said...

Sorry to hear you are not in your home yet. I feel your pain!

Amysatx said...

I'm sending positive thoughts for things to go well on Monday! Perhaps some wine tomorrow night will be in order!

Saun said...

You'll be in your house soon. Just stay positive.

If you're not feeling a WIP, then I say frog it. You have to really want it to take the time to finish it.

boo said...

holy crap are you are a knittin' fool and i mean that in a the nicest way :)

QueenLi said...

Hey Lady! I just wanted to drop a line... I know it's been a minute. I'm trying to sell my house, move, and do other things! I got 3 projects around the house I'm working on. {new pics on blog}
Take Care!

Ragan said...

Wow! You have a WIP list like mine! :) Sorry to hear about the house...grrr.
I signed up for Socktober Fest! :)