Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Mad Hatter

I think I may have figured out just why I never finish projects. You see, when I start something new while in the middle of something else, then I always have something exciting and challenging to keep me busy. But once I finish the challenging and exciting thing that I was working on, I end up working on... nothing. Not the socks for my mom's birthday, not my friends wedding outfit (for the wedding she may not have), nothing. So much to knit, so little enthusiasm.

But! On the other hand, I am tempted to make fifty more Odessas. Wonderful pattern. Wonderful hat.

There it is, in all its grey and purple glory. I love this thing. Too bad it makes me look like I'm a prepubescent boy with boobage. So, off to a well-deserving friend it goes.

And here's a picture of it on my head, also showing the horridness that is growing out my hair.

The first picture is much more true to colour.

Oh, and:

There's me! :D

Now, I'm off to go find some patterns for my sockapaloooza socks. I just bought two pounds of undyed sock yarn with which to play with...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

And again.

Yes, I've done it again. I was making fabulous progress on the Pomatomi:

When, this afternoon, I experienced Projectus Interruptus for this evil, wicked hat:

That's because February's Magknits was released today, and with it, Grumperina's Odessa. I love this hat. I normally despise hats, but not this one. This one is cute and pretty in one nice neat little package. And I'll probably put it aside in a couple of days to start on socks for my sockpal... but that's another story. I'm using Cashsoft in Thunder, with size 6/0 "silver lined matte transparent lavender rainbow round" (yes, that's exactly what it says on the canister) beads, 'borrowed' from my mother's bead stash. Other crafters keep stashes, too, apparently.

Speaking of stash, I just recieved seven of these:

In a yarn swap, and I've no idea what to do with it all. It's 100% cotton, DK weight, incredibly soft. I'd love to make a nice stole/lap blanket for my mother's birthday out of it, since it's such a 'her' colour. But I should probably put off pattern searching, because as soon as I find something I'll start working on that instead of everything else that needs finishing...

Like my AP Calc II homework.