Monday, November 12, 2007

Casting On

I've done something I rarely do ... I've cast on for a _bunch_ of new projects without finishing something else first. And it's all Ravelry's fault. I can see what everyone else is working on and I get so excited because I might already have that yarn and oooo, it's so pretty, and I have plenty of needles and wouldn't so and so like that and .... it's actually pretty awful. There's so much that calls to me and then I spend so much time on Ravelry that I don't knit nearly as much as I did!

I really have a very small stash. Mostly cotton for dishcloths and baby sweaters. And then random stuff from JoAnn's and Michael's that called out to me. So to actually have decent yarn in my stash for a project is quite amazing. But to have so many WIP (works in progress) is very unusual for me. And I didn't realize that until I had to start moving around where I'm keeping my projects and I looked at all the patterns I had printed out. So now I've resolved to just add to the queue and not actually cast on. But I did buy more yarn today. Which leads me to ....

Did you know it was the middle of November already!?!?!?!?! When did that happen?!?!?! I'm in shock. The lack of seasonal changes here is NOT HELPING!! It's like spring - we're breaking out the jeans because it's only a high of 82 today. Meanwhile, my parents have snow and all the leaves are gone. I'm so seasonallly messed up right now, it's really hard to describe. I've always used seasons to gauge time passing and it's just not possible here.

Well, Mike and EMN are off to get a new HD DVR Cable box for our brand new, stinking HUGE TV that arrived this morning. Mike wants to watch the hockey game tonight in HD. I can only hope that by 8:30 tonight, he gets his wish otherwise, there will be no joy here. I lost all the shows I had on DVR which is ok - I'll survive and there are reruns. However, we haven't broken the news to EMN that her beloved "Dora Saves the Mermaids" movie is gone. It won't go over well. She could watch that silly show over and over and still ask for more. I really don't know what the appeal is other than her current fascination with mermaids.

And speaking of losing things, I lost all the email in my hotmail account. Poof. Gone. Literally YEARS worth of email vanished. And honestly, I don't know what I lost. Stuff I was going to get to "someday" so maybe it's better it's gone. Besides, I have a lot of knitting to do!

MTN finally went down for a nap so maybe I should get working on some of my many projects. I'm on the last chart of my MS3 stole and then I will join the two halves. The end is in sight!!! Off I go ...

1 comment:

anphoe said...

My stash is getting bigger and my wallet is getting smaller.

I also have changed. I used to only have one project at a time. But once I have a set of interchangeable needles... I can cast on more projects. You have lots of WIPs? I think I have more than you do.

I can't wait to see you in Christmas!