Friday, January 8, 2010

Oops

So, I think I mentioned that I really want to knit the Tibetan Clouds Beaded Stole by Sivia Harding from The Knitter's Book of Wool? (BTW, that book? Seriously the most awesome book ever. I loved everything about it: the discussion of wool in general, the discussion of sheep breeds in particular, the patterns -- the patterns! I want to knit lots of them, which isn't always the case in a knitting book, you know? If you don't have it, go out and buy it. I'll wait.) So I've been poking around, looking for yarn, thinking that I'd just take my time since I really love that pattern in a sort of obsessive kind of way (beads! it has beads! 732 to of them, to be precise), and I want it to be exactly right (no pressure, though).

Well, it turns out that I secretly wanted to spin this shawl (who knew?), because I just bought 14 ounces of stunning brown alpaca top (the one in the middle, called "bark"). Oops. I also went to our local bead store to get beads for the girls' hats and to look for beads for the shawl. I bought a small bag of something that might work with the alpaca, although I’m not sure; I'll have to wait until I've spun up some of the top and then test it out. And then, just in case the beads don't work with the top, I also bought some copper wire that would definitely work with those beads because I’ve always wanted to try knitting with wire, and hey! $2.95 ain’t bad.

Oops.

Am I the only one who has these problems?

12 comments:

Willow said...

I never ever have problems like that. Never. Never. I swear. But please do not look under my mattress. Seriously. That's where I keep 'stuff' I just happen to find around...

EGunn said...

Do you need to ask?
The alpaca is lovely, and surely you'll find something to do with that wire if the beads work out...

Besides, what better way to demonstrate that you've absorbed the ideas in the book than to implement them in making the perfect yarn for their pattern? This is clearly required spinning. =)

Rachel said...

You are kidding, right?

I recently had a terrible attack of the ooopppsss,,, not all the results are here yet,,,

I managed to almost keep it at bay for about a year once,,, LOL

Miss 376 said...

I think they are magnetically drawn to your basket, you just walk through the shop and they jump in as you go past

Mary Lou said...

Problem, what problem? I can quit anytime I want to. When staying with pals in Madison, the non knitter partner was concerned about the size of the knitters stash. We looked and snorted with disgust at how small it was. Domestic harmony restored. I also know where to send more yarn.

Anonymous said...

These are the good kind of problems. I bought 3 issues of Interweave yesterday and am planning about 14 projects. Did I mention that I'm going to go back to school to finish my grad school program in March? It's going to be a little crazy while teaching, but I'm sure I don't need THAT much sleep. I blame the startitis on that . . .

The stole looks gorgeous, and good luck with the spinning. Have fun :-)

Sarah/scienceprincess

Bea said...

No. I think this shawl will be really really beautiful in handspun.

twinsetellen said...

This makes more sense to me than going out and buying a stole, that's for sure. You are feeding your spirit, it is clear. Thanks for letting us watch you eat!

KnitNana said...

Sigh
No...a problem? Hon, you call that a problem?
*wink*
I have the book on my list. In February when I can breathe again.

I can't wait to see the yarn you spin!!!
(((hugs)))

Alwen said...

*sigh*

Must.Knit.Faster.

fiberjoy said...

hahahahaha... ahem, er, ah, hmmm.

Looking forward to seeing the alpaca fiber spinning progress. (Gosh, there seems no cohesive way to write that without it sounding as though an alpaca is spinning.)

Hope your sinuses are all cleared up. ugh, misery.

Gwen said...

HaHaHaHa ahem.

I don't understand the question. What does this word 'problem' mean? It may not be used in the proper context here...