Thursday, March 20, 2008

It Was Such a Simple Plan

We are all sick here again (or "still" it seems like), so I knew I'd have some down time today. My plan for today was to finish the toe of my last sock-in-progress (actually, I'm sure there are others but I don't know where), and then cast on for some Endpaper Mitts with my recent Koigu purchase. I even printed out the pattern before I went to bed so I wouldn't get sidetracked finding it this morning.

Then this morning, while I was innocently visiting a few blogs and checking my e-mail, I was exposed to the new Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting. I almost didn't look further due to the extreme nature of their Winter issue, but I really liked the cover jacket (and I plan on knitting lots of summery jackets soon) so I had to click. Surprisingly, I found myself so smitten by several of the previewed patterns that I felt compelled to muster the energy to drag my sick body to the LYS in order to acquire my own copy.

There were a couple of patterns that I though I had yarn for so I came home to check my stash (a job made much easier by Ravelry) because I'm really trying to use my stash whenever I can instead of buying more yarn. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that I have the ideal color for any of the projects I want to knit.

So I finally decided to gather all my wips (well at least the ones I'm acknowledging at the moment), several patterns, and handfuls of wound yarn including several possible shawl options (since I have a hankering to knit a shawl even though I'm unlikely to wear one) so I could snap some pictures and ask for your opinions on colors and patterns. After much effort, I had everything spread out on the kitchen table and ready to photograph.

My camera battery died as I was taking the first shot.

I guess I'll just finish my sock.

And see what else I can not get done today.


Laura said...

Shawls are fun! And you may find once you've knit one that you *will* wear them. Bummer on the battery. I was looking forward to ogling your stash...

mom said...

I am so sorry to hear you guys are sick again! Man! That stinks!

At least you have some knitting highlights to perk you up and build up your, um, immunity, eh? :-D

Tammy ~@~

Angelika said...

Boy, I hate it when the camera gives up. Happens to me all the time. It's sometimes hard to find the right yarn and pair is with the perfect pattern. Especially when you want to use your stash.

Maria said...

So your kids are eating cereal off the kitchen floor, huh? Doesn't sound like a few more germs will make much difference!!!

Go knit! You have my permission.

janet said...

My camera batteries went low on me the other day and I actually thougth gee I wish I had a power cord. I use rechargeables and they work pretty good. The next camera I get must have a long battery life.