Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Abyss

The other day I was cleaning up my side bar a little bit.  Updating the "Things I Knit" link.  Adding the ones I've blogged this year.  Take a look real quick.  It won't take long.  Go ahead.

Did you see that?

I've only got three things on the list.

Sad.

I've only blogged three Finished Objects that I've knit this year, and I'm pretty sure one of them was actually knit in 2011.

So very sad.

Bad Knitting Blogger, no cookie for you.

Then I went and tried on my pretty pretty purple sweater to see if the length was long enough.  Could I bind off?  I was wearing olive green cargo pants.  Oh the clashing.  The cargo pants sat low on my hips.  It was terrible with the line of the sweater and I could not get a clear idea of whether or not I liked the length.

I could have gone and put my jeans on to see what it looked like with pants I would ACTUALLY wear this sweater with.

But I didn't.

Instead I threw the sweater into "The Abyss."

And then I realized what my blogging problems were.

I have knit roughly eleventy bajillion things this year.  I am always knitting.

But I am never finishing.

I knit until I run into a problem (like lacking a second size 9 needle, or wearing the wrong pants when I try on a sweater) and my main system of conflict resolution appears to be throwing the item into The Abyss.  Or I knit something to completion, it simply needs blocked and the end woven in, and instead I throw it into The Abyss as an offering to the yarn gnomes.

Turns out yarn gnomes don't block either.

What is The Abyss?

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This is The Abyss.

My crafts are the Harry Potter of my house.  They live in the closet under the stairs.  Half finished projects abound.  If you look you can see my Flaming June and the yarn from Sweet Pea's failed fuzzy purple sweater.  My other purple sweater (I guess I am on a bit of a purple kick lately) and my Miette are in the bamboo bag.  The paisley bag on the left hold my Dad's Aran Sweater, as it has for the past six years.  The Christmas Bag hold's The Greatest's Weasley Sweater.  Those are just the ones on top.  There are so many layers to The Abyss.

Speaking of The Greatest's sweater, see how it grows.

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There is progress, not as much as I would like, but progress none the less.

The Greatest is taking the next eleven off as vacation days.  No real plans.  The man just never takes vacation so he had days to burn.  I think this will forever be known as Black Ops II December.  I expect to see him with a controller in hand every waking moment right up until the final minute of vacation when he is forced kicking and screaming to return to work.  My only problem with this plan lies in the fact that I will be unable to work on his sweater while he is home.

How dare he not take my knitting needs into account when he plans his vacations.

Rude.

Since I can no longer work on his sweater I wanted to cast on something new.  I love casting on.  I love reading new patterns and stash diving for the perfect yarn match.  I love winding new yarn into neat little yarn cakes.  I just love everything about it.

Only all my needles are in The Abyss.

They are all being used on projects that have thrown into The Abyss.

Oh the shame of The Abyss.

There is really only one thing to do:  Buy more needles.

Only I'm poor, and don't have the patience to wait for Knit Picks Shipping (Christmas is coming, send Sunstruck Circulars).

So instead, like a responsible adult,  I put on my big girl panties, and my favorite jeans.  I then plunged into The Abyss.  I surfaced with the mohair sweater.

I determined the length was good.

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And I've decided I really like the rolled neckline, so if I run out of yarn to knit the cowl I will still be able to sleep at night.

So now I'm off to bind off and knit some sleeves.

Wonder what will come out of The Abyss next.

1 comment:

katie metzroth said...

whee!
You digging through The Abyss is like Christmas for me.
can't wait to see
what's next!