Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My Knitting Matrix

Welcome to my Knitting Matrix! :o)

It seems as if I am doing "some" knitting and getting much of nothing completed! LOL ;op

I have been "doing" these charity hats since last...ur um July....can I please get them done before it warms up? Haha!

I also have put Ms. Marigold on "temporary" hold. She is going really well

Unfortunately, this was my last WIP pic I took of her eons ago...the entire body is actually done. I still need to pick-up the neckline (yes...sadly my KA kicked in on me) and then she will be all completed! Sigh

So to avoid my KA issues I swatched and casted on for the Back to School Vest, Ms. Rho she will be called from now on ;o) I actually have about 2 inches on the body ribbing and many more miles to go! But figured I would complete Ms. Rho 1st since she is made out of wool, and Ms. Marigold is out of silky tweed which is much lighter for spring weather; so she can be put on hold without hurting anything.

And I was all excited about my new companion for my 1st pair of gloves but...that little ball of yarn is not going to squeeze out 22 inches for me.....mmmmh....
So I had to get some more yarn from my Canadian p.usher and I will have to cool my heels until next week when I can get it in the mail.

Which is fine since I am "supposed" to be working on those charity hats, a long overdue baby gift, and some slippers for a KAL ;op

It seems I need to get my act together over here! Everything is going in slow motion!

I have actually for some time now been wanting to slow down on my blogstalking of others and my own blogging so I can get back to why I got on here in the first place, which is because of knitting!

Sometimes when I sit back and think about all the time I have spent on the computer that could have been done knitting and how many projects I could have had completed! My goodness!

Blogging is so addictive! And I really do enjoy it! :o) But I need to slow it down a bit so I can spend more time on other important things as well.

So it looks like I will have my own 'blogging' matrix going on by going in slow motion on here, and hopefully picking up some momentum on my knitting to have more to share with y'all!

Lets see how long this will last! ;o)

Until next blog time! Be Well!

30 Comments:

  1. Telmah said...
    To get over your KA, there's a nice tutorial for picking up stitches in a very clean, evenly spaced way. http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/faq.html
    My picked up stitches are looking better and better!
    Telmah said...
    Oh I forgot to say you have to scroll down on that link, the pictures of the tutorial are the last item in the FAQ.
    Adrienne said...
    Girl you will be updating tomorrow! LOL
    pajnstl said...
    lol.. should i start taking bets now or later on your matrix :-p

    i need to buckle down too though
    Julia said...
    I agree, sometimes blogging and internet-knitting stuff takes up more time than actual knitting. :o( I try to keep my blog reading pared down!

    otherwise I start to feel like I have blog homework to catch up on...no fun. :(
    Wendy said...
    You know I agree and need to do the same thing. I also need to put down the needles and computer and spend a little more time with Honey. But then again there are also a few tings on a list of things I need to (would like to - no, need to) blog about first. Better get to it huh?
    Connie said...
    You are so right about spending too much time on the pc, it takes me so long just to write one post..:)

    I love Marigold and picking up stitches isn't hard at all once you have done it one time. Can't wait to see her done.

    It was nice getting to knit with you last night at the Cottage! Thanks for inviting me!
    gold said...
    YES!!! I am the same way.Times I need to be finishing up some things I am on the PC blogging!I have a couple things I need to be making right NOW!So I am going to get off now!:)
    Cas... said...
    It so funny how we are opposites. I want to blog more of course. I would be happy with updating three times a week. Nothing major really happens with me anyway! LOL!

    Good Luck with Ms. Marigold. I can't wait to see the finished project!
    Robin said...
    Ms. Marigold is looking really good! I am thinking about adding that one to my list! Can't wait to see Ms. Rho!
    chanknits said...
    So much beautiful knitting happening at your house.

    I blog surf at work and knit at home. At least, that's the plan. Unfortunately, I end up blogging and surfing at home too, hence, knitting less.
    Lashell said...
    You are definitely telling the truth. That is why it took my full vacation to finish my jacket and my sweater. I spent 75% of my time reading blogs and surfing Ravelry.lolol Now I am going to put myself on a computer diet. lololol
    del said...
    I know, it's so hard! Because knit blogs are just so interesting. But I tell myself the same thing. It doesn't help that I work on the computer so it's always right there for me.
    Sheila said...
    I work on the computer... so I'm constantly Alt+Tabbing between projects and blog sites...lol. The Back to School vest is too cute... need to add it to my knit list.
    Ilix said...
    I know what you mean about getting stuck on blogs and blogstalking! It seems like I only mean to check out one thing.... or reply to a comment..... and I am on the computer surfing and typing away when I wanted to be knitting!! LOL

    Great projects, hope all goes well!
    Michelle said...
    The thing is it's easy when you pick up stiches after you do it once or twice! Plus really if you don't like it it's easy to pull out and start again!

    I too sometimes say to myself OK only like 15 minutes on the computer and then back to the knitting. Next thing I know like an hour has gone by! OH well!!
    diddlinaknits said...
    :) your not the only one that spends to much time online-but you step back all you need to!! but we better see some progress for your absence lol Just teasin :)
    How many hats are you making girl?
    AND KA thats no excuse we had a great chant going!!!
    But the vest is really cool and i love the color you picked can't wait to see it all done.
    cpurl17 said...
    You can't deny your fans and blog any less! But I do understand the "where did that hour go!" syndrome!
    KelInCal said...
    All your UFOs look great! Just think of it this way: even though you're not finishing anything right now and just parading WIPs on your blog, a time will come when you'll have a bunch of FOs at once!

    I've thought the same thing about the computer! The online knitting community is just as addictive as knitting, it seems!
    Jeanine said...
    I'm right there with you. Which is why I haven't updated my blog. Just no time. We will be here waiting. Happy Knitting (:-)
    Ava said...
    sometimes I make myself do something I'm avoiding for 10-15 mins (5?). Even if it means dropping the dreaded task mid-stream. Then I can do whatever it is I really want to do. You can do anything for 5-10 minutes, right? This approach has gotten me through a lot of KA and other stuff too.
    KimT said...
    you have a great start on all of your projects. you will have lots ofFOs before you know it!
    Don said...
    Sexy pajama bottoms.
    WrkNProgress said...
    The talent and dedication amazes me. Did you say you were knitting your way to Canada? To Visit me? lol.
    Nik said...
    There are some very cute things in that sensual Knits book. from the very first page. I think that, based on the types of things I've seen you make, that you would love it.

    Did you know that Saunielle has two cute dress patterns there? I thought that maybe you read her blog too. If not, it's saunshine.blogspot.com
    Sereknitty said...
    What's that yummy yarn in the taupe colour that you're knitting baby hats out of? Like it! Yes, I'm still plodding along on my 'Belle' and yes, it really does take that long. The cables are fun to do, but time consuming ... not at all like the speedy stocking stitch :)... and yes, I'm using a cable needle which can be found most evenings, clamped between my front teeth! I'm down to blogging 1/week as I found I was spending too much time reading and not much else was getting done around here ... although I love to catch up with what everyone is doing!
    Emily said...
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can't wait to see your FOs. I love the yarn in the last photo. Where'd you find it?
    maceknits said...
    Can't wait to see more pictures of your Ms. Rho vest wip and finally FO. This pattern will be easy for you; no worries!

    Happy Knitting,
    Stacey (we spell our names the correct way, don't we?)

    aka maceknits on ravelry
    Twisted Knitter said...
    I know! I totally hear you, my friend! Even about the KA! LOL! (Although I do think that Ava has some wise advice to help you there!)

    And *sighs dramatically* I was coming here to see if you shared some info regarding that lovely Malabrigo you bought.

    Hugs!
    yarndiva said...
    ha! I'm lovin' Ms. Rho!!! :-D That vest is going to turn out really cute. I feel ya about blog stalking. I've gotten to where I knit and then respond to a blog post. Sometimes, it takes so long to get through all the blogs that I amaze myself, LOL.

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