Isn't admitting the problem the first step to recovery?
It's not that I've been too bad, it's that yarn just seems to keep arriving on my doorstep, and I'm not knitting it as fast as I'm thinking of things I want to knit and getting the yarn to knit them.
First, though, the scarf is done and blocked and ready to go to my friend when I see her.
That's fairly accurate for color, although you can't see the stitch pattern so well.
Isn't it just nubbly and tweedy in the nicest way?
This is Barbara Walker's cabled feather and fan, which I found to be great fun and a nice match for this yarn. The one thing I didn't do that I would have if I'd had more yarn, was to knit to halves and graft them in the middle, because while the cables aren't clearly unidirectional, the feather and fan bits are. But I wanted to eek every last ounce out of this skein, so I didn't (as it is, it's on the short end for a scarf). I also didn't block this as vigorously as I might have, but I rather like it this way.
I have also acquired some yarn (as you may have guessed from the opening of this post). First, from Knitting Notions.
How gorgeous is that? There's a bit more greeny-gray mixed with the blue in real life, but that's pretty close. It's the Classic Merino Sport, in the Ironstone colorway. I'd originally gotten the yarn for knitting myself this cabled pullover that I've had in mind for a while, but my imagination was recently captured (again; I keep thinking about knitting it and then getting distracted by some other shiny object) by Kate Gilbert's Sunrise Circle Jacket, and now I'm wondering whether I can play the game where I knit a larger size to make up for a smaller gauge (it looks like I might be able to, if my math is right, but we'll see). One reason to put off knitting the cabled sweater I keep visualizing is that I'm considering going to a workshop in January that would involve taking a class on garment design, so maybe it'd be better to wait until after that to try to work on my vague idea for a sweater (or maybe that's just my excuse for not working out the math on that one...).
The other yarn I recently got myself is from Fearless Fibers.
This is her Merino laceweight, in the Majestic colorway. I've been wanting some purple lace for me, and when I saw this on Anne's blog, I promptly went off and bought myself about 1200 yards' worth. Oops. I don't have a plan for it yet, but I'm guessing that I am not going to have any trouble finding something lace to knit.
Tilly wanted to help take pictures.
Other than that, I've been plugging away on the socks I'm knitting for my friend Anna (the one from the contest post); I'm about to start the heel on the second one, and I have high hopes of finishing soon. I love this yarn, and will definitely be keeping an eye out to get some for myself at some point. Meanwhile, Rick's brother is on his way here for the weekend, and we have some friends coming to dinner, so I have a pot of chili to make.
Also, while I'm still waiting for all the pictures from my brother's wedding the other weekend (he's being slow), he did send me a few, including a rare shot of me and my mother (we're usually running around behind the scenes, and the chances of catching both of us standing still at the same time is slim; I'm also really not fond of pictures of myself, so I tend to avoid the camera).
Isn't she great? He also sent me a shot of the girls.
Have a good weekend, everyone (and keep your fingers crossed for us -- it looks like rain, and we could really use it).