Monday, September 10, 2007

Je suis fini!

You know, there is something to be said for "stick-to-it-iveness". I told myself a couple of months ago that these projects that have been haunting my desk for the last year HAD to go. Now, I wasn't real hip on just ripping them out and moving on since the projects were so close to being done. After finishing the "Black Hole" capelet I mentioned a few posts ago I figured I was invincible. No black hole was going to suck anymore stitches or rows out of my hard work. And LOOK!!!!!!! I finished the "Black Hole" summer tee! I realize that summer is pretty much over, but see, I had started this LAST summer hoping that I could wear it THIS summer. If I hadn't given in to the black hole I would have worn it this summer. Oh, well. It's still hot here so I will get to wear it a few times before it gets too cold.

Now, not only can knitting projects get sucked into black holes, but I have discovered that spinning projects can get sucked in as well. I have had this fiber (and eight other bags of it) for about two years. If I would just sit down and spin the yarn would get produced a lot faster, but knitting and housework have a way of interferring something terrible. However, after much persevering, the final bag is spun!!!!!! Yeah! I am ever so happy to finally be done with this stuff. Don't get me wrong, the money was good, but the fiber was awful!!!!! I have officially sworn off scratchy wool. (For those of you that aren't in the know--not all wool is scratchy--there is wool out there that I could easily pass off to you as cotton or silk or alpaca or leave you wondering what magical creature grows that soft, luxurious fiber that your socks or sweater is made out of).
So, now I can start a few new projects! Yeah! I love new projects. That means new YARN! and I really love new yarn. Oh! and new knitting books!! I love new knitting books! In fact, in anticipation of finishing all of this I ordered a bunch of NEW stuff. I will "show and tell" when it gets here.


Happy Knitting!!

9 comments:

Brie said...

Oh, the t-shirt is so cute :) And I have to admire finish-itis. That binding off can feel so good!

Fiber Chic said...

Beautiful blue yarn! The T-shirt looks good, too!

Tama said...

I love the t-shirt! Wore it today (86 degrees in the shade). It was cool and comfortable (silk/wool blend of yarn). Chic, don't let that gorgeous blue fool you--the yarn is the scratchiest thing I have ever felt this side of steel wool. The color was actually an accident--too much wool and not a big enough dye pot. It turned out so good I will have to recreate that accident again--with better wool of course!

Fiber Chic said...

Ouch on the scratchy yarn bit!
You think you could felt the already-spun stuff into something?

Tama said...

Chic, the fiber was some that I was spinning for a customer. The fiber is from her "pet" sheep. She has made some beautiful stuff with the yarn I have spun for her in the past--apparently she has very thick skin because I certainly could not wear anything made with that yarn! :)

Brie said...

I'm on the Eastern slope, finishing up school. We may even be moving to Denver soon. Which side of the divide are you on?

Annie said...

That and you speak French!

Tama said...

Annie! I wondered if I would hear from you again--besides on the phone. You didn't know I spoke french? I used to speak it quite well, but here in our little Colorado town I don't get to use it much. The daughter is taking it in school this year and it's amazing how much I CAN remember still.

About the dog--can you imagine her in the back seat of my car!!LOL!!! It's an adventure.

Anni said...

Lovely t-shirt and I just adore that blue yarn. IT's stunning colour, it's a shame it's not as nice as it looks when it comes to softness.