Thursday, August 23, 2007

Project fatigue

It seems that no matter how much time I spend knitting these days, I'm no closer to getting anything done. I've been trying to compensate for this by planning ahead for my next projects, but all that seems to do is make me even more frustrated with my current apparent lack of progress, since I'm now so looking forward to what lies ahead.

What do you have lined up, you may ask? While certain things like socks are always on the needles (have I mentioned how I can't wait for my Knee-High to a Grasshopper socks (April Rockin Sock Club) to be done???), these two projects are next on my list:

Yes, it's the infamous Dream in Color Tulip Baby Cardigan that all of blogdom was raving about a few months ago. One of my favorite yarn pushers, Pick Up Sticks, recently put up the kits for sale, and I had to snatch one up for myself. A friend of mine is having a baby girl in October, providing me with the perfect excuse ;). I didn't realize that you could make the cardigan in larger sizes, though, so I may have to pick up the Rocketry Cardigan kit (more of a boy's version) to knit for my son. We'll see...

Also in the queue, this sweater, for my daughter Emilie. It's from Lucinda Guy's Handknits for Kids. I purchased the yarn some time ago, and I'd like to have it ready so she can wear it this Fall.

Of course, I've discovered that an unfortunate side effect of project fatigue is "binge-itis", a debilitating disease whose main symptom is an uncontrollable urge to purchase more yarn for more projects (like Anne Hanson's Bee Fields Shawl). There is no cure.

Finally, in non knit-related news, Maxime and I went to see a movie yesterday afternoon (thanks to Stars and Strollers, a program for mothers and babies). While the movie was only so-so (Becoming Jane), it's male lead, James McAvoy, was not. Quite the cutie-pie, in fact. I promptly Imdb'd him, only to discover that he's a little tiny person (5'7", as opposed to my 5'10"), he's married (What? A girl can dream, can't she?), and, in blatant disregard of the established order of the universe, he's three years younger than I am. It's really starting to tick me off how all the hot actors are increasingly younger than me...

1 comment:

Kate-across-the-way said...

I might need a new knitting project after all....that shawl looks gorgeous. Turns out the denim quilt may not be necessary since my mother in law found a truly adorable sheet set. (hold on - this is to be a comment, not an email, sorry)
Re the hot actors all being too young? I humbly submit for your consideration. Older. Taller. Married (but that speaks to his moral fibre, no?)