Of course,† not for what I'm knitting right now, today, which is a baby blanket that isn't really tripping my trigger.‡ Miles and miles§ of superwash garter stitch... great for the Olympics, not so tantalising for my cashmere-cloaked, circus-knitting soul.
And I have marvelous yarn from Carol Jean¶ - 50/50 wool/alpaca, light green subtly dappled with grey-blue. And a wonderful natural Araucania wool alpaca grey twist. But I don't know what to make with either, so I fondle them nightly and continue kniting miles of garter stitch.
I finished the infamous# Later Gator Sweater,†† but, y'know... camera... upload... we'll get there.
I also knitted lumps of coal for the Family Christmas Party, but I took no pictures, so I don't even have the "too lazy to upload" excuse.
[SUMMARY: Why bother talking about knitting?]
Despite all this waffling, there is some upcoming knitting about which I'm very excited.
Excited to the point of frantic.‡‡
I will be knitting - *whisper* - for myself.
[SUMMARY: That's why.§§]
Then possibly sweaters.
[SUMMARY: I'm not committing to any long-term contract here.]
I plan to knit this sweater%:
Basic Black Cardigan by Glenna C.
Using these needles¶¶:
Kollage Square Circular
In at *least* the green## of this yarn:
Colourmart 2/6NM dk wt 5/95 cashmere/merino bulky wool in pistacho,††† fuscia and azul mel
Finishing with these buttons@ on the respective colours‡‡‡.
from As Cute as a Button
[SUMMARY: A plan! I have a *plan*!]
The yarn should arrive any day. Until then, I sit at my post box§§§...
*open open open*
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): "Of course," because the alpaca is always fluffier on the other side of the fence.
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): Though I have dubbed it the Gay Pride Baby Blanket, so at least it has that going for it.
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): And even less thrilled now that I've left my state of denial and realised what I've knit so far is the right width for a bookmark and, at this rate, the blanket will be 16" x 12".
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): Yes, we are on a first-name basis. When she's not looking.
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): Possibly only among the immediate family. Mostly with Dr. Doom, who has been dying for the sweater since he didn't get it on Christmas.
††FOOTNOTE (ddouble-ccrossed): So named because it was a very, very late Christmas present. And because it is in the shape of an alligator.
‡‡FOOTNOTE (doubble-crossssed): Because it has to come through my post office.
§§FOOTNOTE (here's where I turn on you): So there.
%FOOTNOTE (percented): My decision to knit this sweater has NOTHING to do with the fact that Glenna and I have roughly the same hair.
¶¶FOOTNOTE (let me beat this into you): OMG OMG OMG! I *love* these needles! They're comfy and pretty and the cable is OMG soft as chiffon and it doesn't kink or coil and they warm in your hands like wood and they're just a little grippy without being sticky and OMG did I mention copper and size printed right on the needle and OMG!
##FOOTNOTE (#Cassandra #Juno): A hard-won green, found at last by Cassandra who, while she didn't push me to buy three colours of yarn, did point me to the blue and thoroughly enjoyed shopping with my money.
†††FOOTNOTE (knitting cross - coming soon to an Olympic competition near you): [sic] Apparently, that's how you say "pistachio" and "fuschia" in Spanish.
@FOOTNOTE (atted): It won't surprise you to know I did a search for skull buttons in specific. I looked at every single button on the ACAAB website and kept stopping at this cord lock because it looks so much like a friendly, Hello Kitty-esque skull:
‡‡‡FOOTNOTE (sew buttons): OK, maybe I'll switch the skulls and the pink glass. It's better to be wishy-washy in the footnotes and sound like you know what you're talking about in the blogpost proper. You might also notice I switched from "at least this one colour" to "I have buttons for all the colours." I'm sneaky that way.
§§§FOOTNOTE (boo*hisss*): Which mocks me with its tardy, black, yarnless emptiness.