So my knits have been boring me lately. It's not so much that they're boring (I shouldn't say that because they're patterns I'm designing!) but because I'm trying to figure things out and design as I go along, they require the kind of attention I just can't give them with the little ones giggling about, being cute and impossible to resist ;0)
I find myself constantly looking for something to do rather than pick up my knitting needles: playing tag with Julian, going for expeditions across our snow banks, planning a vegetable garden, raid the classifieds for a nice used piano, make a budget, shovel (!), search epinions for the bike trailer reviews, do taxes...heck I even caught up on all the laundry. I knew it was bad when I seriously considered tackling our ironing pile while watching Dancing With the Stars tonight!
But then I came across the coolest thing ever: hyperbolic baby pants (last pic at the top of the page)!!! I sooooo have to cast on for a pair of those straight away. And since all that stockinette will likely loose its excitement after a couple of hours, I'll need to make up a couple of grrrr's for the boys too. Oh, and a mochi mochi felted backpack for Julian's library books - how cute would that be? And then of course, I'll have to raid the stash to knit the chicken AND the egg ;0)
Oh, and then I'll have to see if I have anything to make the lace ribbon scarf from knitty. Oh, and how about some super cool perpendicular sidewinder socks?
Oh, yeah...I've got a bad case of startitis bay-bee! And it's all happening tomorrow as soon I find all my size 4 needles ;0)