I broke my ruffle yarn diet after I hit 100. Yuppers friends and neighbors, this girl right here has made 100 ruffle scarves – and all but 7 are sold! There are still orders for 5 more and I am waiting to hear back from a few groups, but I have decided to put them aside for a bit. Here’s how it happened….
** The Break-Up **
I awoke to Trevor and Gloria unfurling ruffle scarf yarn for me on Saturday. I am not ashamed to admit that I teared up looking at the two of them pondering the inner-workings of the complicated yarn, as if it was an awesome mind puzzle. I can knit the scarf in less than an hour if I don’t have to pull apart the yarn so this saves me a ton of time! I decided right there and then that I was going to take a break, I was going to be able to knit them so much quicker that it was time to do what I was dying to do. I guess you could say the ruffles and I are on a break.
So I got up my needles and made three baby hats!
With a little flower.
Plain and simple
Yes, the baby hat is on a balloon.
Baby hat flat.
I have a love/hate with making baby things – I am choosing to look at the love part at the moment. The hats are adorable and they knit up so quickly. Working with circular needles, heaven! I was going through all my baby patterns trying to find my next thing to conquer when something changed…..
** The Email **
So this morning I received an email from Lolly over at Lolly Knits and (take a deep breath) it was the Katniss Catching Fire pattern! If you are new to this blog or didn’t read the post, I made a desperate call to anyone that could help me figure out how to make this for my niece. She did it and it is fabulous! I was so excited that I printed out the pattern, got in the car and bought everything I would need to make it.
I got home in a mad flurry, rushing around trying to plan how to make this as quickly as possible when I saw my loving hubby shooting me the stink-eye. When I asked what was wrong he said ” you have so many things started and you haven’t finished them”. I tried to explain that I was NOT a monogamous knitter and that I just had to make this Katniss Cowl right now! Trevor being the sage that he is proposed something then….
“Why not use the pattern as a way to motivate you to finish started projects?”
Well that adorable butt-head had a point, and I’ve started to run with it.
** So Much to Do. So Little Time (and Patients) **
So I sat down and looked at my UFOs, and tonight I finished my super thick, warm and comfy scarf.
So Warm and Fluffy
I have quite a few other things on my list to do before I get to knit the cowl, but with the motivation instilled in me by Trevor I am hoping to plow through them. Imagine, an empty UFO basket! It won’t last but I am going to run with it!
** UFOs Begging to be Finished **
My First Sock! – Needs a Sole Mate
Magical Thinking Scarf
Super Soft Scarf
Roman Pillar Baby Blanket
The Fault in Our Stars
I think that is all of them (oh God PLEASE let that be all of them!!!!)
** For Your Viewing Pleasure **
Well friend and neighbors, you’ve made it through my rants and my newest goals. Coming soon to a computer near you will be a segments on: What I am Drooling Over on Ravelry and if I can manage it Interviews with Bloggers. Until then, here are some super adorable pictures!
Have a great Wednesday!
Flowers in the Park – Before the Foot Injury.
Look Who I Found Again!
Manly Duck…Just Relaxing.
Bird on Fence
I Love My Camera, Look at this Bug!
Sky at Sunrise