Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This Used To Be My Playground

My co-worker is blasting 80s & 90s music this week (in between Christmas carols) - from New Kids on the Block to Genesis. It's made me a bit homesick for my friends & family so I'm especially looking forward to an extended vacation down south next week including the week of mostly uninterrupted knitting...

I've finished the Chaos sweater - blocking & all. I'm rather sad that it's over & now I'll have to begin a new project that's not the Chaos sweater...This was really the most fun knitting project ever and it looks fabulous. It knit up so quickly despite the continuous die rolling.

I'm still working on the Big Snugs KAL - trying not to get ahead of my knitting group.

Speaking of getting ahead, I was really rolling on the AOGG K&RAL. I got thru the first 6 books with such joy & vigor. I remembered being like Anne - young with hair as red as carrots with my tongue hinged in the middle. [My 31st b'day came & I realized now I'm old with hair as red as carrots with my tongue hinged in the middle.] I cried with delight when Anne & Gilbert got married & had babies. Now I'm on book #7 Rainbow Valley - I keep falling asleep trying to read and/or listen. I'm just finding it difficult to get thru it & I feel guilty about it. I feel so loyal to Anne & I want to care about her children's many (many) adventures. I do perk up a bit when the characters are knitting, but then I fall into the depths of despair when the author doesn't elaborate on the project. It's definitely been a different experience to read the books as an adult & I've cherished the experience despite the hardships.

I've started an ongoing project called "Labyrinth Circle Rug" from One Skein. The pattern calls for various colors of worsted weight yarns. I'm using my "leftovers"...doubling the yarn when appropriate. It's fun to go thru yarns & recall my (many) succesess and (few) failures over the years and it seems appropriate to make a labyrinth logging the many twists and turns of my occupation as a amateur knitter.

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