knitting and the life I almost have around it

Friday, May 05, 2006


'ello my leetle kneeeters! and 'ow are vee todaiy?

ok enough of that. i thought perhaps if i was very sneaky i could distract you all from... well. once i went to a counsellor for my depression and mentioned struggling to maintain concentration at uni (i have insomnia so often am very very sleep deprived at uni) and she said "have you ever been told you might have ADHD?"
i could only stare at her. me? hello? i live for complicated and involved projects and am painfully focused on things that make my friends eyes water with boredom.

but i'm beginning to wonder.

I currently have on the go (in no particular order and possibly omitting several things that i have fallen so far out of love with that i refuse to admit they ever existed):
  • country silk cardigan (most of sleeves to go, seaming, blocking, front bands and button location required)
  • Pink stripey patonyle socks (exactly like these) for liv's 21st birthday.. a month ago
  • pretendy vera socks
  • zebra hoodie for ToD's boss' baby (due october, started yesterday AM INSANE)
  • red bobble socks (how cute with new mary-janes??)
  • purple bobble socks (for leah, my slowly recovering pal)
  • crochet bolero (dont ask, do you want to see me cry?)
  • splice/jaywalker socks (pretty much as much as i have in this pic)
  • clapotis (yes i admit i dont like it anymore... but to frog is to admit defeat... far better to hide from self)

Things i want to cast on despite the above:

  • some sort of turtle neck cosy sweater (maybe with cables) in some of the new patons jet. seriously yummy yarn!
  • sneaky socks for certain person to wear to work (being black above the shoe and random and rainbow under the shoe)
  • banana booties and mittens for aforementioned baby
  • cabled beanie for self in some heirloom alpaca in a soft blue/blush (no pattern, but the one i knit in my head is sure pretty)
  • leg warmers (my work is FREEZING!)
  • at this point lets just assume there are about 6 pairs of socks i want to knit, including out of this: which arrived on thursday (am SO charmed by the reinforced yarn)
  • socks for dad
  • about 5 beanies for various people (one of whom live in LISMORE and will NEVER have need of a beanie ever again)
  • a new clapotis in some of the purple laceweight i scored at the SnB before last.

ok im going to stop because i sound deranged, but.. well. am i the only one who craves sock yarn?

On less embarrasing news, SnB was last night ^_^. was SO greatly needed and i am thrilled to have spread my sock love around a bit (seriously ladies, you need ANYTHING and you tell me! nothing is worth giving up on socks!!). Had lovely dinner with Irene and Jen first and we will one day rule the world! just so you are all warned.

what else... ah i got my placement for prac and it all seems to be ok. and i enjoyed my week off muchly. except im working when i wasnt going to be but its stash enhancement money for Ms Spider so im not going to argue.

think that be it!

Knit on mes amies!

Ms Spider xo


  • At May 05, 2006 10:04 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    I'm exhausted looking at your lists - but understand the urge. It's only the most severe form of willpower stopping me from being a little more like that!

    The socks are going SOOOO great. I am in love. Thank you HS!

  • At May 06, 2006 2:10 am, Anonymous Becky said…

    Those bobbles are SO CUTE. You make me want to knit a pair of socks.

  • At May 06, 2006 9:31 am, Anonymous Dr JellyBelly said…

    It starts in the hands - the fingers will itch.
    Then the wrists and the elbows each give a twitch-
    then the shakes, but nothing some tea can't amend,
    until a wandering eye spots those new DPNs.

    As soon as this happens the diagnosis becomes clear
    - especially when drooling at the mention of 'cashmere'.
    It isnt pneumonia, or typhoid, or cholic:
    but 'startitis' (or, possibly, 'socks-aholic').

    No remedy; no cure, and no known pathology,
    no treatment except one of arcane technology.
    Of spinning wheels, and needles (preferably ebony with lacquer)
    of fields worth of cotton, and piles of alpaca!
    Ten-thousand lamb curries worth of wool from the farm!
    A mountain of fibre! A warehouse of yarn!

    excuse me...

    At this point if the mania cannot be abated
    it is reccomended the subject be swiftly sedated
    and be cautious, unless you're particularly corageous
    if they like you the condition can be mildly contagious.

  • At May 06, 2006 5:30 pm, Blogger periodic haziness said…

    hmmm. i seem to recall that you had a little rules list of how many things you can have going at the same time... still sticking by it? (I didn't count but they seem to be alot of project ;) )
    salut xxoo

  • At May 07, 2006 10:53 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    It's not admitting defeat on Clapotis if you start a new one before unravelling the first.

  • At May 08, 2006 8:54 am, Blogger msfortuknit said…

    that black and white stripe hat is just adorable!

  • At May 09, 2006 11:13 am, Blogger the stripey tiger said…

    Spidey, If you have ADHD on the basis of your insomnia and lack of concentration on anything besides an EXTENSIVE LIST of knitting projects - well - we all do! Not to make light of the problems but surely knitting is part of the cure. Keep going grrl!

  • At May 10, 2006 1:22 pm, Anonymous the duke said…

    was your new posting still at radford? i hope not because they tend to be stuck up bitches with chips on their shoulders. on the upside though their english department is excellent and most of them have decent grammar and spelling (i am an exception, not a rule. this does not mean i am exceptional) good luck regardless.


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