But now that I am waking from my first trimester hibernation, I suddenly feel the need to knit EVERYTHING. I think I've developed knitting attention deficit disorder and hope I can somehow manage to turn it around. Oh, and if that wasn't bad enough, I can't stop buying yarn! Seriously, this knitter is out of control!
I had so much knitting bits all around the house that I needed to dust-off my "knitting bag" and organise all of my projects in ziplocs where they belonged. There were projects on the dining room table, in the tv cabinet, on the floor by my bed, in my purse, in the fruit bowl and one deep in the yarn closet (that one I left in hiding for now). So much knitting that it doesn't all fit in my ginormous knitting bag...and it is making me anxious.
You've seen my Anniversary Sweater before and frankly I haven't knit much on it since April! I still only have about 10 inches of the back piece done and my anniversary was April 17th. You saw my virgin Mary last week...and I still haven't worked up the courage to finish her. So instead I started the Menorah Pillow from Handknit Holidays in Elann's Uros Aran (sooo soft!).
Then I got my hands on some Dale of Norway Baby Ull which is so wonderfully soft but somehow my stitch definition is awful in it. It all looks so uneven...I hope blocking will take care of everything. I have high blocking hopes! The pattern is from Erika Knight's Simple Knits for Cherished Babies.
And then there are my too small Cable Twist socks that I managed to turn into really cool fingerless mitts (knit from my Froggie Meanie winnings...a delicious Fleece Artist merino).
I feel like Lucy in that classic I Love Lucy bit where she's working on the assembly line at the chocolate factory and can't keep up with the candy flying by her on the conveyer belt and starts to stuff them in her mouth (click here to reminise).
Oh, and in other super exciting knitting news, my knitting buddy Marie-Michele and I got to alienate our co-workers and hurry to the McGill Bookstore last Friday to meet the one and only Yarn Harlot!
And the Harlot didn't disappoint. She was funny and charming and though she wasn't quite like I had imagined her, she was even more endearing if you can beleive that that is even possible. If she's ever in your town, you should totally go see her! We had a blast!