That’s what I find myself doing these days when I sit down to write a post. I don’t want to force this, but lately I’m not feeling like I have much to share. I have found having a blog this past 9 months to be very helpful in connecting me with other knitters. I like to think that someone out there is reading along and if they are sharing a similar experience maybe they find support while tackling some fiddly bit in a pattern or maybe just a laugh at my nutty reasoning.
I find that being away from this has resulted in me creeping back into my shell a bit. I had made a fine place in that shell when I moved the first time to Louisville and reaching out here has meant the world to me. I’d like to come back here and continue sharing what my needles click away on. I did just finish catching up on my super back logged blog roll!!
So without further ado, enter a few day late, dollar short-style Monday Musings (Yes, I’m aware it’s Tuesday).
I’ve been knitting furiously on several WIPs that are holding on to needles I want to liberate. Selfishly, I started my first Curl, Caesious, using the needles I bought/set-aside/picked-out for my Turia sweater and has thus prevented me from starting said sweater. This could be good since I have a few things I would really love to complete before starting a sweater project.
But I’m super excited to start Turia! It’s been in my queue and on my knitting must-knit list for at least 4 years now. I first eyed it in McNeedles when I was working there in the summer of 2011. They had a shop sample, but I was still not a super serious knitter (read as willing to spend $$ on a sweater quantity of yarn) so I lusted after it. I picked out the yarn almost weekly and before I moved to Memphis to take a job teaching, I did buy the pattern booklet for Turia.
I didn’t buy the yarn. Even though I could have gotten a nice discount buying it while I worked at the shop. Like a woman-obsessed-but-in-denial, I would check every yarn shop I entered from that point forward to see if they had enough of the Berroco Linsey. I resisted, insisting that amount of money was not meant to be a sweater.
Then I went to Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago in 2013. Reasonable amounts of money to spend on yarn was suddenly put in perspective…and as luck would have it:
Early last year while visiting McNeedles, they had a giant sale and the yarn, Berroco’s Linsey was marked down and screaming at me to just go on a buy it already!! So I did and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to cast on.
I thought I would have managed it by now and even wound it all up back in November.
All that stands between me and knitting this sweater is less than 20 grams of Lorna’s Laces Sport being knit into my Caesious…let’s see if I can’t get this beast tackled and unleash the sweater!!!!
Maybe Wednesday. Wednesday seems like a good day to start new things 🙂
v’s & bumps,
8 thoughts on “Staring at the Screen”
That sweater looks like it’s going to be lovely 🙂 Have fun starting something new 🙂
Oh girl, you whip out those last few grams and start that lovely lovely sweater 🙂 It’s so pretty and it’s going to look awesome on you!
You’re almost there! I love how we knitters bribe ourselves to finish knitting projects… with other knitting. 🙂
I can’t wait to see your progress pics when you get that sweater started!
That is a gorgeous sweater. I really like Berroco yarn and patterns.
I see why you’d miss blogging, but there’s probably no point in forcing it. Anyways, I’m always happy to read your knitting adventures so I do hope you keep sharing 🙂
That Turia sweater is so pretty, and with such a long build up I can imagine how excited you must be to finally cast on.
Thanks 🙂 I’m so excited for Turia and can’t wait to wear the thing!!!
What a great sweater! Working on that should give you plenty of inspiration for future posts!