Friday, February 18, 2005

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

I attempted to start a hooded scarf to send away to Mongolia last night as I watched The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I say attempted because my efforts were hampered by a naughty black and white cat. Who seems to have come out of middle age and who has assessed my lap as the best vantage point to attack my yarn, knitting or the most popular of all - my needles.

The scarf I started last night was out of the "taupe" Angora Supreme and I hope without hindrance to get it knitted up quickly. All the sooner to start the pretty blue one.

The new Jo Sharp magazine I bought yesterday featured a pattern for a pair of socks knitted on straight needles. I've decided to give it a bash and figure the resulting samples can be sent off to Mongolia if they fail to suit anybody here.

And to all the nay sayers, Doubting Thomas and other people who shouldn't be flinging stones. My yarn diet is working perfectly well, and besides it would be rude not to accept yarn that has been gifted to you, not to mention refusal may offend and you may not be gifted with yarn again, ever.

And let the record show I had completed five projects before purchasing the Angora Supreme at 50% off to make the long awaited Hooded Scarf with Pockets from Funky Knitting for myself which is being knitted up straight away. Let it also show that while I was given yarn I wasn't buying yarn to give back in return - although I have been informed buying it for other people dosen't count.
If that's the case I think I should be buying the Mongolians some more yarn while Spotlight has 50% off, I might have to see if I can get myself some Totem cheap....

I'm afraid that's all I have time for today, tommorrow I hope to compile my fantasy list or what I will make after my diet is over. There won't be pictures but I'll try to include links for as much as possible.


Sharon said...

Totem??? you'll be lucky Shazzas been in there and I came out with a big bag full. Only joking I didn't buy the lot.

Katt said...

Are you buying to GIVE the yarn itself or to knit it to give? if its knit it to give then I have to say you are buying yarn for projects and you fail. As for me buying yarn to send to Vicki to get in return..Well I FINISHED my yarn diet and havent received from her I failed nothing.