It’s not my fault…


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Seriously. I had no intentions of starting new projects — the WIPs and queue overfloweth, there are great quantities of yarn to be dyed, fiber to be carded, listings to write, and a studio to finish. I had finished a sweater! What a good girl — check that off the list. And then, I get THIS e-mail from she-who-will-not-be-named-but-is-the-lackey-NAY!-high-priestess- of-the-yarn-goddess-herself (and you know who you are — ehem, cough, Amy), and I quoth “I’m so busy all the time, knitting and spinning is my relaxing outlet. If I want to start something new, I will dangit. I’ll finish the others eventually but why force myself when I work so hard already. Knitting should be for joy, not because you ‘should finish it’.”
HERE HERE! (Enabler!)
And so I started Clapotis.

The yarn had been spun, laying about in it’s exquisite loveliness, taunting me, whispering sweet “knit me”s whenever I walked by. Fiend. I take no responsibility.
And then there was MS3. For that I blame Cheryl. Mentioning the lovely black alpaca I am anxious to spin and knit into something lacy, she suggested I sign up for MS3 “to get the pattern, anyway. You don’t have to start it.” O, foolish mortal that I am! How is it that I am surrounded by these Sirens of fiber temptation? I am entirely powerless.


(First 2oz. batch spun at 32wpi, single ply,270yards Sally Fenn Alpaca in natural black, with irridescent plum and gold beads. yum.)
*****Thank you everyone for your wonderful outpourings of support for my last post. Yes, my baby, Jason, is HOME from war, safe, where I can hug him and spoil him as much as he deserves. I hope to have some great pics of him and the kids soon as he may come stay with us this weekend.*****

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5 Responses to It’s not my fault…

  1. Rachel says:

    You know, that is a really good point your anonymous email friend made – knitting SHOULD be all about the enjoyment, and we shouldn’t feel guilt about any part of it (except maybe when we spend way too much $ on yarn). I’ll try to remember that when the next FO I make doesn’t fit.
    That handspun looks like it was made to be a Clapotis. I think it will be beautiful.

  2. Nichole says:

    The yarn you spun for Clapotis is gorgeous!!! 🙂 Loving the black alpaca too!

    Good point from shall-remain-nameless… I like the way she thinks! I actually needed some FO pleasure and therefore knit a sunflower dishcloth just for the sake of a quick FO… 🙂 I also just cast on my 2nd Grandma’s Footise in triple scoop… we wont’ talk about the other WIP’s…

    See you Wed night?

  3. NH Knitting Mama says:

    There is not anything wrong with having multiple UFO’s! Eventually you’ll get them done, and if you don’t – SO WHAT!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Well, I was right you know! I was just saving you money, so you don’t have to buy the pattern later.

    Did you see they announced the SPA plans? Did you make reservations yet? I did, this year I’m staying the whole weekend! Woohoo!

  5. Gigi says:

    It’s your knitting party and you can play your party games in any order you want! =-D Cannot wait to see how the Clapotis turns out in your beautiful handspun…

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