This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's been lovely, but I have to scream now

More than a month without an update.
Bad blogger! No merino for you!

I haven't written anything because I haven't finished any projects. And I do so like to post pictures of my projects.

Le sigh (that's French).
OK, no it isn't.

I've been working on several projects like a fiend. My shawl for Miz Kitty is almost done (just attached skein #4 of 5), and Siobhan's cowl is, well, languishing. I don't even want to think about the other Yoolistide presents.

I got the word that three more friends were diagnosed with breast and/or ovarian cancer. So it's the Mad Knitter to the needles! Honestly, my friends have got to stop with this cancer nonsense. It isn't good for them. Seriously.

I am making a Wurm hat for Judy. I decided that picking up a bunch of tiny stitches in black yarn was about as ridiculous as it comes, so I just did a 2x2 rib and called it a day. I want to do 10 repeats of the worm pattern, and am somewhere in the fifth repeat, so I guess I'm about half way done. Go  me!

Prisca's hat, well, I keep on trying different yarns. Prisca is a big gal, with a big presence, and with a big head, so I'm thinking sport weight yarn is not going to work for her. So I got some gorgeous Tosh in chamomile and smokestack to make a Wurm hat for her. Need to cast it on, but I think the colours are going to totally rock her stripy socks. I wonder if she wears stripy socks?

This past weekend I was down in Provincetown, and my friend Adrienne said that I could stay at her house during Bear Week in July. Ummmm, yeah! Only a fool would say no. So I'm going to make her something in pink and black, her favourite colours. However, it is going to wait until I'm done with holiday and chemo knitting. It just has to. I'm thinking of a shawl in black, with a pink fleur-de-lys in the middle. Or something. I'd have to learn intarsia to do what I want to do, but worse things have happened to nicer people, and I've always wanted to learn intarsia. I suppose I could double knit it, but by the time I finished it, I think we'd both be in our dotage.

Enough with the blogging. I gotta get my needles in hand and all this yarn knit up. Christmas is only a month away. Thank you. It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.