Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It's official, I'm a mindless sheep

Still feeling the funk.

Listless, unmotivated, empty.

To lift my mood and inspire me I've joined a few knit-a-longs.

I've joined the Mystery Sock KAL

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The whole idea is to choose a sock pattern with no picture, so you have no idea what the finished sock will look like. I'm excited to start this project. It will be like knitting a surprise.

In keeping with the sock theme I've also joined Sock Wars.

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It's death by well made socks.

There are rules to Sock Wars:

1. The first rule of Sock Wars is, you must talk about Sock Wars
2. The second rule of Sock Wars is, you MUST talk about Sock Wars.
(no really, for this to be a success we need as many combatants as possible)
3. Two socks to a fight
4. One fight at a time
5. No shirts, no shoes, just socks
6. Fights will go on as long as they have to
7. If this is your first time in Sock Wars, you have to fight.

It's an assassination/elimination knitting thingie, I'm just hoping to survive the first round. For complete details click the link, then sign up, you could be knitting to snipe me.

I've also joined the Simple Knitted Bodice Knit-a-long.

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Isn't it a romantic sweater. I haven't gone stash diving, but I've got a few things in mind that I think might be suitable for this pattern. If not, oh darn, I'll have to make a knitpicks order. And if I make a knitpicks order I'll have to order some of those new knitpicks needles to fill out my order and get my free shipping. Wouldn't that be hard to take. New yarn and some pointy needles.

All these knit-a-longs don't start until the fall. So to fill my time I've joined UFO August.

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You spend August resisting the urge to cast-on and knit on just UFOs. And I'm getting quite the list of UFOs.

1. Evil
2. Interweave Knits Eyelet Chemise
3. Mon Petit Chou
4. River Rapid Socks
5. The Spirit of the Southwest Shawl
6. My Knock-off Karabella Sweater (haven't blogged this yet)
7. Lucky Clover Lace Wrap
8. Somewhat Cowl

I've seen longer lists than this, but for me, this is bad.

These Knit a longs are good. They'll keep me focused. Help me out of this funk.

I hope.


Lynda said...

You're SUCH a joiner (says another UFO Auguster!) Hey, friends are good - knitting friends are better!

Caroline said...

The Simple Knitted bodice is beautiful. I have so many things on my "want to knit" list I really shouldn't add another one.

But it's so tempting :)

turtlegirl76 said...

YOu just made me download a new pattern in record time. Holy wow that's a gorgeous sweater!

Katrina said...

You had me at hello with the Sock Wars. I just emailed my sign-up information to yarnmonkey. I'd like to think that we are fellow assassins, aware of each other and with a healthy respect of each other's abilities, but reluctant to take on the assignment of taking the other out. Of course, if Don Corleone ordered it, we would have no choice. No one is safe. (Imagine my squinty eyes as I say this).

brewerburns said...

That knitted bodice is really cute.

Darci said...

You are sosoosos talented. I really love that green sweater. I only know one stitch in knitting and have made only a couple blankets in crocheting so I very impressed with what you can do.