Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Too Much Excitement

Today I:

  • had cereal and white tea for breakfast
  • am having two bean and rice burritos for lunch
  • am drinking a lot of black coffee
  • think maybe I should buy some soy milk to bring to work
  • am drowning in a flood of project ideas

I really need to calm down, but I don't know if that's possible. Do you think success with the Knitting Olympics is linked to a build-up of excitement prior to the event? That may be, in which case, I'm on track.

Where I'm not on track is with picking the project. I know, I know, I've been going on and on about this, but it's all that's one my mind. (That and a pattern for the variegated Jawoll sock yarn.) Here are more pictures to illustrate to you the depths of my dilemma.

(Left)"Lara" from Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. I have this book. I don't have the yarn, but whateveh (as they say in Boston), I can substitute either black wool or some rusty-brown alpaca I was saving for the next picture.

(Right) "Fern" from Rowan #36. I like this pattern but I worry about the bagginess of it; I saw it worked up on one blog, and it looked like a sack with a ruffled tie in front. While I'm not in peek physical shape, one could hardly call me zoftig. There is real danger here.
(Left)"Paula" from Debbie Bliss Silk Alpaca. Same substitution as as "Lara". This is kind of an alternate "Fern" in my mind.

(Right) "Nina" from Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. This pattern was why I bought the book. I could do this up in "coal" KnitPicks Wool of the Andes - I have a ton of it - but I haven't done the math, so I'm not 100% that I really have enough yarn.

I have a lot of recycled yarn I could use as well, but I'm not certain how much. My boyfriend/ partner/ whatnot is going to make me a yarn meter (Board with two nails in it, 3' apart. So high tech!) so that I can get my stash all sorted out, but frogging a sweater into skeins as training doesn't sound like a wise move to me. I'd rather knit on my FLAK sweater and, hell, anything else that comes my way lately. That's the particular (and fortunate, depending on your viewpoint) form of my current indecisiveness - tons of projects, and actually doing them. I'm even tempted to cut Mandarin class tonight, which is a terrible thing to do.

I wonder if I can knit in class?

Last night, I:

  • had tater tots for dinner
  • watched Harry Potter and the Secret Chamber - twice (knitting painkiller)
  • drank 1 1/2 beers

1 comment:

bitterknitter said...

Ooh, I like Lara and Paula. Go to Chinese class, how are you going to learn chinese if you aren't at the class!

Does your boyfriend/partner/whatnot finish the other half of your beers or do you save the half for the next days half?