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March 06, 2006

Why didn't I figure this out before?

Jumping on the bandwagon , Knitting , You know you knit too much when...

My job isn't so big on the motivation to actually work bit, so this week I decided to try some internal motivation - or really just out-and-out self-bribery - to spice things up a bit. If I get to my self-imposed goal for the week, I can get the pattern for Rogue.

I was past Monday's portion of said goal by 1:00. Huh. This system just might work.

Let's back up a little and have a bit of an update on the sweater lust from last week. Lovely Salina is still coming along nicely, if slowly - I've been concentrating on the baby hat the past few days because I got something very exciting yesterday that I want to start. (More on that tomorrow.) And I'm still planning to order the yarn for Starsky when I finish a sweater. But. The whole hourglass-like sweater in some sort of cotton something issue? It's not going so well. I haven't been able to find a yarn I like in the right gauge at the right price. And then, well, I was flipping through the L.L. Bean catalog and saw this. Which is almost what I wanted. So I might just order that for now, and wait until the perfect yarn/pattern combination for the ideal spring sweater in my head jumps out at me.

So. I crossed that sweater off my "To be done very soon" mental list, and then Tracy came into the bookstore and we started talking knitting (I'm sure you're shocked! Shocked!) and she mentioned Rogue. And I had one of those "Oh, I meant to knit that three years ago. What happened?" moments. And I looked it up when I got home to refresh my memory and fell in love with it all over again. Yesterday I made my first trip up to the Elegant Ewe and got the yarn (as well as other exciting things you'll see tomorrow). I ended up with Cascade 220 in a lovely Celtic green with a bit of blue in it - color 9451, maybe?

And THEN I came home and saw that Cate is starting Rogue too, and Kristen just pulled hers out and Juno is talking about it and so is vm and then of course there's Tracy, who got me back into this mess in the first place and hey! We practically have a knitalong going here! Actually, I'll host if anyone wants to make it official. The Really Late Rogues. Let me know if you're interested.

Posted by Kat at March 6, 2006 01:25 PM

Damn, you're tempting me... but I think Eris has my heart now...

Posted by: Chris at March 6, 2006 01:40 PM

Oh FINE. Blame the Rogue thing on innocent little ME ;-)

I don't have yarn yet, but I have several color cards on the way, for various things that I'm considering (I want a dark color, but which will still show the cables... etc). But I would be happy to join a Rogue KAL.

For cotton yarn -- have you seen the brand-new KnitPicks things?

Posted by: Tracy at March 6, 2006 01:47 PM

I'll be knitting behind the Really Late Rogues. First up is the baby blanket for my soon-to-be-niece.

Posted by: Kat at March 6, 2006 01:55 PM

I think the KnitPicks yarns went up... Friday? You should get on their email mailing list, that's how I heard about it.

Posted by: Tracy at March 6, 2006 02:24 PM

I'm also doing a really late Rogue. And starting back up again on it after the Knitting Olympics. Unfortunately I am slightly less late than you, and only have sleeves and hood to do.
It is a fantastic pattern and I have loved knitting it. Have fun!

Posted by: Kira at March 6, 2006 02:28 PM

I gotta, because, you know, love lots of alliteration.

Recalcitrant Rogues?

*ducking and running*

Posted by: mamacate at March 6, 2006 04:59 PM

Hi, Kat! I'm not gonna do the Rogue. Nope, not gonna. Instead, I think I'll be the last knitter to make a clapotis or some jaywalkers. I have yarn all set for those--and that's about it.

Nice to see you for a short bit yesterday - knit happily and never, never, never too much. (she should have knit hereafter/there would have been time for such yarn!)

Posted by: Liz (the crazed weasel) at March 6, 2006 08:43 PM

Hi Kat!
I just finished my Rogue. It is quite handsome, and a blast to knit! Have fun with yours. You will live in it when it's done!

Posted by: Judy at March 7, 2006 07:17 AM

ok, ok, ok, Rogue it is!

Posted by: Erica at March 7, 2006 09:50 PM

Maybe we could call it the Roue knit along...with roue ( I can't type the accent over the e) as in over the hill or ancient rogue.

I just ordered my kit tonight in Briggs & Little light green yarn and I can't wait to get started.

Posted by: BarbaraK at March 14, 2006 12:46 AM

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