Monday, August 20, 2007

Knitting in Circles

Do you ever feel like you're knitting in circles? I know I do. Always starting a project with a goal in sight and then..."ohh ahhh look at that I need to get that on the needles". It's no wonder I end up with so many wip's. Usually, I do manage to get fed up enough to complete a few and get myself down to one or two eventually.

One of my goals was to have my "Cream Tea" done by my birthday. I sincerely doubt that this is going to happen although if I really crank out the knit mojo this week I may get close. I finished my back about 20 minutes ago. Halfway to a "real" garment.

Yes, I do have a birthday coming up. Not really thrilled about this one. Not that it's one of those major milestone birthday's but...I think the number is icky. The good part is that the prezzies seem to be rolling in already.

For starters, I received my newsgirl cap from the talented Sharon! I won her blog contest to name the Styrofoam head that models all of her lovely hats. All the way from Tasmania along with a cool postcard of Launceton where she lives. I decided to break down and model it myself even though I am NO Polly Styrina.

I have also been gifted (again) by Sonya, she presented me with some lovely sock yarn in fun and fab colors, 2 skeins of sugar and cream cotton and 880 yards of gorgeous lace weight merino wool in a blend of earthy soft colors. Any shawly project suggestions?

I have also started another diversionary project, a crocheted scarf for a breast cancer charity project that Kim, one of the gals from our Tuesday night group has going. I thought that I had forgotten how to crochet but like so many other things, it's like riding a bike.

As for my recent blogging hiatus, I was busy with my sister coming in to town a week or so ago. Wouldn't you know it Gus is also a knitter. In fact she's the one who taught me when I was 8 years old. I think she was trying to keep me out of her hair ;-) Needless to say we hit the yarn stores and restaurants pretty hard. Gus is really in to making felted bags and managed to crank out SIX of them while she was here! I was really impressed with her speed and skill. She brought a couple of her completely finished bags with her, really awesome. The really impressive part of her bags are the linings that she puts in zippers and all! I told her that she needs to start her own Etsy store!
As for the diet, my clothes are fitting a little looser. I don't really like to go by the scale. Of course I fell of the wagon a little when Gus was here but I managed to get right back on. I am determined not to be fat and forty.....................something.


2paw said...

Cream Tea is looking very wonderful!!! Hang on in there!!
You look great in Sharon's hat: she was knitting away at a mauve hat at the Knitting Coven today.
Birthday Schmirthday: truly, it matters not how old you are, and you look thirty something at the most!!!!

Amy said...

Birthday, eh???
The top is coming along soooo nice!! Hope to see you tonight.

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Happy Birthday! Are you going to the coffee shop tonight? I plan on getting there between 5 and 6. Can't wait to talk!

Shorty said...

When's the big day? Sounds like we should plan some martini knitting to celebrate.

Glad you are enjoying the yarns.


lobstah said...

Your tank is going to be fab! At least there are no sleeves to knit!
Cool gifties too, Happy Birthday!

schrodinger said...

I know what you mean about all the projects you want to knit, so much to do, so little time.

Happy Birthday!! And congrats on the weight loss.

Amby said...

Oooh, Happy Birthday! And congrats on the weight loss...I'm stalled out at the moment but I'll take inspiration from you!!

amanda j said...

Ah, a hat all the way from Tasmania. It would have to be good.

Lovely top and Happy Birthday.

Nora said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad that you decided to model the hat yourself [and I'm also VERY glad that you don't look like your avatar]. :)

Batty said...

Happy Birthday! Join me in the general over-the-hillness, it's fun.

Enjoy the knit. Let the knit take you where it wants and go along for the ride. So you have too many WIP's, so what? It's part of the fun of it!

Sharon said...

You look better than Polly ;)

You look great no matter the age and congrats on the weight loss, I need to lose a few kgs myself but I hate the thought of no red wine!!

Dipsy Doodle said...

That diet-cartoon totally cracked me up! Soooo true! And woah, your tank is going to look absolutely awesome - it actually already does! And you look totally fantastic with your new cap!
Oh, happy, happy birthday to you! May all your dreams and wishes come true in this new year of yours!

Hasbu said...

Happy birthday!
The top is going to be beautiful and I love your new hat!