Saturday, April 14, 2007

Project Overload

I've described how messy and chaotic my life generally is..........and today......i believe you can see proof of this in my project bag. Yes, this is the very same project bag I carried to my overnight on-call at the hospital Thursday night...complete with all the projects. What the heck was I thinking...talk about bad juju! In the 12 1/2 hours there was a grand total of oh...maybe 15 minutes....between admitting 8 laboring moms and delivering 5 sweet new babies.......to take a break and eat and...of course...knit. I think i jinxed my shift by bringing "The Bag". So here, in all it's glory is my spring knitting bag..analogous to my life....

Here we have the lovely bag...she was a thrift store find and had big clunky ugly wooden handles, one of which was cracked..so for a buck...and new bamboo handles (also scavenged from another $1 thrift store bag) I recreated/recycled something new. She's a great bag because she has so many pockets, both zippered and open!



Not too scary looking on the outside, rather pretty and sweet even....but take a look inside....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaghhhhh....holy crap....how much yarn, how many projects can be crammed into one bag? I'll show you!



Well, first of all, there's the famous Wren for the Wren KAL....we have 2 sleeves, right front, part of the left front, and part of the back......


I started on Wren's back when I didn't feel like doing 'a lot' of shaping the other night. The back was flying along until i noticed this "crease" right at the needle size change...which is causing the ribbing to flip up. Dampened, it seemed to smooth out....so I thought i'd plug on....but it's flipping up even after dry so I'm kind of on hold. My question to you....do YOU think this will block out or should I just rip and reknit?



And here's the Rainy Day Sock....a few more rows since last pic...but not much...this was waiting in line at the drive thru latte stand knitting.....



And here we have the Tangerine Surprise...with about 2 or 3 new rows knit during the rain of babies Thursday night/Friday morning....this color is soooo energizing....but i think i like knitting baby loop mohair as a carry along better than alone...we'll see when the surprise project is completed....



And here we have the Daisy from a couple of posts ago. Buttons were purchased. That's progress...right...just ends and buttons to do.....



And because I visited a "new to me" LYS...The Knitting Grounds...yarnstudio & coffee shop in a concrete floor warehouse in the industrial district of southside Anchorage. There's a website for them...www.knittinggrounds.com...but I'm not able to bring it up for some obscure reason! But here is a lovely and far more elegant review of this yarn studio by Deborah Robson for Knitters Review! I attended the expo she writes about and am only just now reading the write-up...hahaha......
Anyway....Knitting Grounds had such a friendly atmosphere and the owner was just as nice as pie...and her cute little miniature schnauzer followed me around for ear scratches....i had to buy something didn't I...well of course...so for another Daisy, I picked up 2 skeins of Cascade Sierra Quatro....I must say...I LOVE KNITTING THIS YARN...it seriously is so soft and all that it practically is knitting itself...see!



Well, I heard from Grace that Kiri has finally arrived in Joisy....stay tuned to see what that tramp (Kiri I mean...not you Grace..haha) has been up to... in the meantime....have a great knitterly week!

7 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

Kiri, is resting, traveling was hard, she lost some stitches from her lifeline, the other goodies were fighting her for space, and she is beat, so I promised her a full 24 hours of rest before I start poking needles into her!!

junior_goddess said...

Glad I'm not the only one who cheats on her projects.

The Wren crease is from all that decreasing. I hope it blocks out, because I see that potential on mine, too!

jayne said...

I keep hearing about this Wren crease. I don't seem to have one, but my yarn is not springy (silk noile) and I'm knitting DK yarn on 5mm needles. Maybe the looseness/type of yarn lets it relax.

I don't know what to advise on the flip. Maybe try a light steam iron on the back with a damp cloth. Leave it to dry and see what happens.

Jennifer said...

I'm impressed with the bag and all that you get knitted between babies. I do believe I'm the slowest knitter in the world. And yes, the bunny easter art is some of my art work. I've spent the last 20 years creating art for an educational magazine. All the art was geared toward 3-10 yr olds.
Have a great day... and good luck on the wren...

Joan said...

You need a bigger bag. Maybe something with wheels and a motor?

LibbyKnitKins said...

WOW you sure do have a lot of projects going on girl! I'm glad I'm not the only one! And that baby sweater is just adorable. I'm thinking I'm gonna have to knit a couple as well!

Libby

smariek said...

You sure you don't need a little carry-on suitcase with wheels? Love how organized you are with the ziplock bags, I only recently got into that. So much easier to pick up everything as a "set".

I took knitting with me to the hospital when I went into labor. Where did I get the idea that I'd have time to knit either during labor or after childbirth?! The knitting bag was never opened... I was either too busy or too exhausted.