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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saturday Sky: My Favorite Mermaid

Thanks for all the compliments on the Brook Trail scarf! You are all very kind. At the moment I have several gift-knitting projects underway — only 86 knitting days until Christmas! — so I have no knitting to show you. That may change soon, given my current raging case of startitis. Gift knitting always seems to have this effect on me; I know I'm not alone, but I wonder how much company I have. When you're working diligently on duty/gift/deadline knitting, do you experience a nearly uncontrollable urge to start something fun/frivolous/just for you?


  • It depends on the gift knitting ... usually I pick something I really enjoy knitting. My giftees often get cooler stuff than I make for myself. I end up with the stockinette socks or plain sweaters in between the more challenging gifts!

    By Blogger Danielle, at 4:54 PM  

  • Yes! and it's terribly strong, and can totally drive me crazy.

    Ouch! only 86 days? I haven't even finished some of last years items yet. Maybe I can turn that around - actually putting me ahead of the game this year. I'm really good at coming up with the perfect ultimate gift to be made about a week before the big holiday, and my simple mind actually thinks it can be finished to perfection in time.

    By Blogger textilejunkie, at 7:54 PM  

  • Ack! Ack! I was feeling like xmas was miles and miles AND MILES away, but then I read 86 days and I thought no way not so soon. ACK!

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 10:46 PM  

  • Beautiful sky! It looks like a perfect fall day.

    By Blogger Margene, at 9:16 AM  

  • Yes. Most of my projects are gifting things, and I'm dyin' to knit the Sylph sweater. Or the Mr. Etherknitter sweater again.

    By Blogger Laurie, at 11:48 AM  

  • Scarves, hats, and Hershey's Pot of Gold chocolates are Christmas standbys for me. It's a Big Deal for me to knit something with shaping.

    Lovely photo. Gorgeous model. Love that fresh, sweet smile.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 12:17 PM  

  • Any kind of deadline (even totally self-imposed ones) give me fits. I do very well with the project monogamy up until a certain point, and then I end up starting six new things. It's just like dieting, I think... I can manage to be really, really good for a week, but then comes the blowout. ;-)

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 11:49 AM  

  • Absolutely, lol! Glad to know I'm not alone ;)

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 2:32 PM  

  • Absolutely. Once I start something for someone else, I always feel like I eed some selfish knits on the needles for me too!

    By Blogger WandaWoman, at 1:21 PM  

  • Always.

    Lovely picture. Just as fine as the original.

    By Blogger Lene Andersen, at 1:09 PM  

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