Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Knitting Monogamy is Not Exciting Fodder for Blog Posts

I'm doing the impossible. I'm knitting on the Scarf of Constant Sorrow monogamously! Can you believe it? I can't either. Trust me, I'm not always this fickle with everything. My DH and I will be married for 10 years this September! Yeah! And, I rarely change jobs, which is why this change is so hard for me. This is only my third job in 11 years as a nurse (nurses will agree this is a pretty slow turn-around time, as some nurses change jobs as quickly as they do their underwear, and burnout rates are high in specific job areas). The Scarf however, seems interiminably long, but the ball of yarn keeps getting smaller. I keep knitting away, at least an hour a night. My knitting stamina is not up to par, with the new job, which has its moments each day. This morning started with a BANG, as I dropped my moisturizing cream from Estee Lauder on the tiled bathroom floor. It broke. Glass container. Tiled floor. Shattered Pieces (could this be song lyrics?). Do you think the jar was nearly empty - NOPE. Nearly full. It's $50/jar + tax. I have to clean up the floor tonight, as there are still little pieces of glass that I missed this morning in my haste to get to work on time. So, you know, it all started kinda lousy today. Moving forward....

Here's a picture of the completed 5- hour baby sweater. If you look really close, I didn't seam it yet, or weave in any ends. Yeah, I'm lazy like that. But I did like how it turned out, and it was knitted in less than a week. I knit with Nearly Nazareth, by Kreamer Yarns. I forget the colorway, silly me. It's my favorite - light teal, purple, and pink. Uh-huh. I think it's quite pretty, although it is NOT superwash. Silly me. Next one will be. What new mom wants to soak their newborn's sweater in wool wash on a regular basis (ok, stop raising your hands, I know you "get" nice wool yarn, hand-knitted sweater, etc. Muggles DO NOT)? It is, as I mentioned before, not a 5-hour Baby sweater. I am a slow knitter. Always have been, probably always will be, unless I learn continental sometime soon. It doesn't look like that task is on my horizon, although some very beginning colorwork may be sometime this year.....look for it around December!




Also, I caved and bought some back issues of Interweave Knits.....I've been perusing them in between folding socks and stuff like that.

I found the Montego Bay Scarf - I think my "Icicle" from the Yarn Pirate Booty Club is destined to be this scarf. But then again, I've vowed not to knit another scarf for awhile....or did I? Clearly, my brain has gone fuzzy with the whole monogamy concept!

6 comments:

Adie said...

Does your DH know you've been having trouble being monogamous? :)

peaknits said...

Yikes, the cream would have made me cry...But thankfully you have this great baby sweater to look at for distraction!

Nell said...

Did you scrape some of the cream up into a ziploc? I hope you could selvedge some of it!

monica said...

The baby blanket is so pretty and bright and cheerful. Lucky little girl.

Morticcia said...

Hahaha! I love how knitting makes us look at our our own inconsistencies (no more scarves...oooh look at this scarf pattern!). I need to laugh at myself more and this helps.

Morticcia said...

Ooops, forgot to add: Great job on the 5 hour sweater. I've got this pattern stashed for a some day knit.