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July 07, 2005

A gnat, I tell you.


So recently I seem to have about the attention span of a gnat. This has been happening in most areas of my life, but the results seem to be most pronounced in my knitting. (Because at work, say, I just get less work done when I can't focus.) Startitis barely begins to describe it.

Let's ignore for the moment the fact that I have at least a dozen UFOs around. I've been sucked into the Summer of Lace, and I'm planning to start a Leaf Lace Shawl ASAP, but the yarn is taking forever to wind into a ball. (I'm really bad at that. I always end up with tangles.) So in the meantime, as I'd mentioned earlier, I had an extra hank of Silky Wool, so I started Branching Out:

Fun pattern, although I'm not memorizing it quite as quickly as I'd expected. It's great to see how quickly it shapes up, though.

But apparently working on one scarf in the middle of summer wasn't enough. I was reading various archives, and mamacate mentioned (and, more importantly, pictured) the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf. The idea seemed so intriguing that I had to find stash yarn and start it immediately:

But by today I was getting into a more socklike mood, and Lauren mentioned (again, in archives) the Blueberry Waffle Socks. I thought they'd make great slipper sock sort of things to wear around the house in the winter. So of course I had to cast on as soon as I got home:

Mine are more grape than blueberry, though, and made out of Sirdar Snuggly. Not sure how it'll hold up, but it's been sitting in the stash for years so even if they don't last forever, it's all good.

And then, of course, there's the Clove Stitch Shawl that's been languishing half-done for a while. I am under the delusion that I'll finish this to wear to SolarFest next weekend. Here's how it is so far:

And we won't even discuss the baby blanket or the placemats or...

Posted by Kat at July 7, 2005 09:58 PM

Oh.. I see knitting, and a cat, at a blog. You should enter my cute cat contest. (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/325)

It's just for fun, but until the deadline, I'm commenting every time I see a cute cat at a knit blog!

Beautiful scarf too!

Posted by: lucia at July 9, 2005 11:37 PM

Hi Kat,
I'm going to Ewe'll Love It! today to pick out the yarn for Cozy (I've officially succumbed to the summer of lace) I'm playing with my blog to get rid of the nasty left column thingy- change my address and links to:


Not sure what I did that blew things up, but this seems to be working.

Posted by: Erica at July 11, 2005 10:52 AM

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