So I was on the Hue Shift Afghan adventure. I got distracted. That’s been happening. Its an easy knit and its colorful and I’m moving along on it. But things keep happening that distract me. Things like work and very bad cats. And things like this:
Admit it. That would distract anybody.
My closest friend has (finally) started her indie handdyed yarn business. It took her forever to get things together and turn her hobby into a company. Which is a real shame since she can make yarn like this! But she has distractions of her own, like a full time job and family to take care off. The company got named Noti Yarn and there is a half-functional website that is taking forever to get itself together. My friend’s sister is responsible for developing the company website and guess what? She has a very distracting full time job and a family too.
There are just too many distractions I tell ya.
But Noti Yarn (ie. my very distracted friend because she is the only employee of that company) has her first trunk show at The Sated Sheep this weekend.* Its a big accomplishment and its been a long time coming. While getting everything ready she asked “Could you take all of my solid colorways and knit up a little sample for me before my show?”
Ummmm… yes. It will be a terrible hardship but I will take all this gorgeous yarn off your hands and see if I can do something with it.
Something like this!
I’m making a pinwheel with all the colors. Pinwheels are fiddly especially at the very start but after that they get easier. And they do a bang up job showing off rings of color. Mine is coming along nicely but… I got distracted from it.
You see I already know what I want to make from the rest of the purple and green. I want a pair of fingerless mitts. So as soon as I finished up the purple in that pinwheel, I cut the yarn, got out another set of needles, and started some mitts.
Then I went back to the pinwheel, but only to get through the green section. Needed that part done so I could started putting the green into my new mitt.
Its not very far along. I’m only an inch or so into the colorwork section and I have to put the mitt down and finish that pinwheel. That’s okay. I only needed to start the colorwork to see how it looked. I can go back and finish the pinwheel now.
Maybe. Probably. But you see I aslo acquired this little ball of green distraction last week.
Its also fingering weight and also destined to be fingerless mitts. I guess I have those on the brain. After days and days of arguing with myself about how that Chroma Fingering should be knit up, I had a brainstorm and wrote a whole pattern in one sitting. Those mitts are all done and they look great… in my head. I just have to get out another set of size 2 needles and cast on.
I’m resisting that urge. For now.
* If you’re in the area, the Central Texas area, you should get to The Sated Sheep this Saturday. They are having a GRAND grand opening (to celebrate getting their liquor licence/sign permit/chamber of commerce membership and a zillion other annoying things business owners have to fuss with) and its going to be a party. There will be two trunk shows: Noti Yarn and Bronotta Yarns, both local indie dyers. There will be door prizes, free food, free classes, and tons of yarn on sale. I’ll be there too. The Stated Sheep has been nice enough to let me teach a few classes there in the coming month so I have to go
bully everyone into signing up promote myself!
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20 Comments on "Scads of Yarn And Too Many Distractions"
I too have gotten distracted from my Hue Shift Afghan (which is safely nestled in my cedar trunk) by the lace shawl I restarted, and a nursing vest I have also started. I am also thinking about another nursing vest but I don’t have yarn for that one… yet.
How does a nursing vest close? I nursed both of my children and they were champs at getting to the grub. Zippers, buttons, ties…. nothing stopped them. I had to keep a close eye out when carrying they in public. A moments inattention and they had my top open.
lol. Babies are so rotten. they are. that’s why God made them irresistibly cute… because they are spoiled and rotten and do things no other human on earth could get away with.
I’m just going to use a penannular brooch to close it at the top. Nothing fancy, and if they pull it off I really don’t care. It’s more because I *never* make myself anything and in case I want a cover (I am all for not using one even in public if momma is comfortable).
Cedar trunk = no crickets right? That sounded like a nightmare!
And you can never have too many projects. If you’re stitching for fun, then you having fun. Finishing isn’t the point. Its the creating (which is what I tell myself when I need to justify another cast-on).
Hopefully! I had some ruined yarn in my cedar trunk, but its an antique and has some gaps in the bottom. We are going to get some new cedar planking and lay it over the antique cedar so nothing can get in the bottom.
Gosh! Are you ever having a bust week! How rough on poor you! All that pretty yarn, all those distractions, and a Party to top it all off!
Bless your heart.
I know. Life is so hard. How will I ever survive?
As long as I don’t run out of yarn (and that won’t happen anytime soon) I’ll manage to struggle through!
All gorgeous stuffs. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to see the purple & green mitts. One of my favorite color combos.
I feel the same way about those purple & green mitts: I want to see them already. But i’m being (mostly) good and knitting pinwheel.
Ooo-bright saturated colors ???? my favorite! I’m too far away to go & see you, & that yarn in person. Which is good for my wallet, anyway. Looking forward to the patterns you’re using, too
<> This yarn is dangerous to wallets. But then all good yarn is!
I do need to finish up those mitts as fast as I can. I just need to find 8 hours more every day for knitting…