i've been in a terrible knitting and blogging incaseyoudidn'tnotice rut recently. there are some reasons, or excuses if you will, for both of these egregious oversights.
let's cover knitting real quick as i think it'll be more entertaining. after all who doesn't like to
gloat over hear about others' failures? i know i do.
first there was the ill fated black recycled lace sweater. there was so much wrong there it's actually hard to know where to start. first, i did not make a game plan. i had some notes on gauge and how many stitches to cast on, which would have been enough, but i lost them. into the ether apparently cuz they never turned up. then i started seriously doubting whether or not it would even be a flattering style for me and i didn't think there'd be enough yarn. and then came the kettle corn. my god... the kettle corn. i don't think i'll ever get all the kettle corn out of the knitting, much less the yarn cake. fail.
then there were the socks. ships that passed in the night, as it were. halfway through the second sock i started looking for the mate (cuz, you know, socks get lonely without their sole mates... and yes you can expect to hear that pun many more times on this blog). gone. undoubtedly absconded with the sweater notes. (sensing a theme here? i really need to get organized =P) double fail. that pretty much killed my
willtolive knitting mojo for awhile. now that the weather is turning and fall is decidedly creeping up my thoughts have turned to woolly sweaters so i've finally cast on a new knitting project.
finally, my swift is and has been broken for.ev.er. my dad made it and insists he will fix it... but i may have to go buy a new one. when all your yarn is in hanks it becomes a paramount task (not to mention team effort) to cast on a new project. damn the evil spider that broke my swift.
as for the blog i can only blame myself (blaming the kids would be too easy) for my broken camera, sticky laptop keys (note the lack of capital letters and spaces... now you know why), and sporadic internet connection. so the last one isn't really kid-related but it definitely puts a cramp in my style iykwim. so all i can say is that i'll try and be better. i've certainly been sewing quite a bit and reading about all the great sewing/costume making so now i feel ready to get back to it!
now that i'm done whining, anybody else started thinking about fall makings yet?