Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's A Bad Case

One of the worst seen... STARTITIS! And it's all because of those empty needles laying in my needle case. Friday night after I finished the Cider Moon socks, I was looking at my yarn stash and thinking about two of the new patterns that had just been released for groups I belong to and well, I had to. It became an uncontrollable urge. I started 3 new socks (with one more waiting in the wings). Here they are: Lorna's Laces Child's Play in the Charade pattern (the link is in her sidebar), Trekking 161 knitting plain (Monica recently gave me this yarn, and it seems it is getting most of my attention right now), and Trekking ? in the Spiralling Socks pattern (one repeat done).
Waiting in the wings is some blue Opal 6-fach (that I had been knitting in a cable pattern from the Socksx3 book but ripped) to be knit in the new Six Sox pattern called "I Love Gansey Socks". I told you I had it BAD! The problem is I want to start more. I have a few more sets of empty needles and yarn that wants to be knit and patterns Monica has designed that I want to knit up(boy that was a run on). See how bad it is? If there is an intervention for this, please don't set it up. I will find a place to hide with all my yarn.

Here is a picture of the girls (daughter and niece) in their Harry Potter shirts. The Gryffindor Lion they copied from on-line, all the other designs (Snitch, Sorting Hat, and Wands) were done free hand by them. They are so talented and imaginative. They got a lot of compliments on them as we waited in line to get our books.

And this is what the front looks like.
Well, that's it for now. I'm thinking I'll be getting the box for my turn at the DishRag Tag by the end of the week, so socks will have to be delayed for some fast dish cloth knitting. Until then....

6 comments:

monica said...

WOW! you do have it bad. I don'tthink I have even started 3 pair in one night yet. 2 yes but not 3. They all look wonderful. Aren't our girls creative! Wonder where they get that from???

Diane said...

Like it's your fault that all that beautiful yarn jumped onto your empty needles? They'll all get done .... eventually.

The girl's shirts look great.

~Tonia~ said...

Yeah you do have it bad don't you. LOL

The girls are very creative. The shirts are so cute.

Shelley said...

The girls' shirts look great! Such creativity!

I am itching to start (and finish) socks as well. I have some empty needles and needles with socks in progress all just itching to be used. But, I haven't really done any knitting for the last little while as I'm trying to get ready for Korea. That and it was too hot to do anything for a few days, and I've felt a little lazy and...and...I end up just standing in front of the stash and looking at it and sort of freaking out about making sure I have enough room to take a lot of it (doubt I can take it all) with me...sheesh we have weight restrictions on the luggage and I'm sure I could fit one suitcase full of yarn and needles and end up having it weigh the restricted weight. Problem is I'm going for a year and need to pack for a year...I'm really hoping to get to some yarn stores (or at least one) early on in the trip so I can stock up on yarn over there, lol.

Sourire11 said...

3 pairs started at the same time?! That's the best idea ever and a horrible plan all at the same time! Although it takes me on average a month and a half to finish a pair so for me that represents 4 and a half months of knitting...

the girls shirts are very fun and definately super-creative.

Nan said...

I think I found a 'sole' mate!
I have 3 pair of socks started too!! LOL