"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A sacrifice to the craft gods...

That's what I think of tinking and frogging. Frogging more so, I suppose, or when people rip out completed projects and reuse the yarn for something else when they figure out the yarn gods did't approve of the chosen pattern for said yarn.

I'm only on week 2 of blogging, but I think the pattern I just noticed will persist. Regular entries during the first part of the week, and then none for the end of the week (not b/c I'm out having fun, but b/c all the procrastinating has finally caught up with me...ok. some weeks it'll be b/c i'm out having fun.)

I'm still working on the Blizzard shawl, nad I have to say it's a joy to work on so far. The blend of alpaca and acrylic is silky, soft, smushy, and gives a decent weight. I'm on the 4th skein of yarn already, and can't wait to see it done. The problem is...are there larger tapestry needles for weaving in super bulky yarn? There's just NO way this yarn will fit into my tapestry needles (it's super chunky...see it in pics below for a comparison to Debbie Bliss chunky merino).

On a good note,I thoroughly enjoyed ogling LL Cool J on tonight's episode of Americon Idol auditions. I might not watch the actual competition, but the tryouts are like a trainwreck...you can't look away. And LL is SOOOOO fine. He's on my island list (which is under renovation, but includes him, Will Smith, Taye Diggs, Brad Pitt, and Ty Pennington for now). I'm also flattered that I've been asked to join a panel to talk with the accreditation group coming through to evaluate my program in a few months. Who knows...maybe they've asked many others and I've got a slight case of swelled head for nothing.

1 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

I hate frogging too! But sometimes it is necessary, and you'll feel better in the end know you did the project right...trust me, I know :-)

2/3/05, 7:40 AM  

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