Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Rag Tags

What a difference the light can make. Today the sun was shining brightly and I spent most of my lunch hour outside. It recharged my batteries. But not soon enough I'm afraid. I totally forgot to take pictures of the Urban Aran all put together. Doh!

I'm really happy with how the sweater turned out and the fit of it. I took it to the tailor's for a zipper. I don't have a sewing machine and no real interest in learning to put a zipper in, in spite of the really great tutorials that are out there. So now I'll have to wait till next week to show you the sweater.

It feels odd not to have a big project on the needles right now. I've been manufacturing a sense of urgency in my knit projects for quite some time now. What I mean is that I choose to knit to a deadline, such as the Fair, or Christmas, or some other event that I want the FO for. But after I finished Jim's sweater, I found that feeling of needing to push was just gone.

I don't quite get why I push myself. Does it make the knitting more exciting? Or give me an excuse to brush other things aside as less important? I wonder how long I can go without creating some new deadline for myself.

Ravelry came in handy while I was working up the collar of the sweater. I searched the database and found 54 Urban Arans, which I then surfed through to see how they handled the collar. Jim looked through the images and pointed out which styles he preferred. In the end, he got exactly what he wanted.

My KnitPicks catalog came today and in a fit of inspiration I went through it circling the things I like. I pointed out to my husband how easy it would be to shop for Christmas presents for me using the catalog. They might never use it, but I had fun making the wish list.

Sorry I'm so dull lately. I just haven't had a lot to say. Anyway, it's late. Time for bed. G'night.


  1. Don't feel bad. I haven't blogged in a week and I already had one concerned email, wondering if I was ok. How sweet. But I do read my blogs and comment, so there is my sign of life. Just don't have much to show off to the knitting world out there, so I don't want to bore them. Now, how about finishing that sweater? :)

  2. I adore Ravelry, even though it can turn into a time suck =)

  3. Pre-kids, I was a court reporter, and everything was deadline, deadline, deadline. I just learned to work that way. Now, when I don't have a specific giving point in mind for a project, it tends to get put down a lot. I don't fight much about my nature, anymore, so I just pick a deadline and a project =) I can't wait to see the Aran sweater, zipper and all!