Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bear With Me

Sometimes I can't find the inspiration to write a proper, "good" post. I often like to prepare an outline of what I want to say during the day, but as I sat down today, it took a while for the creative juices to flow. But I DO want to put up a post. I've neglected you, my dear readers, and I want to make up for it.

Those of you who live in Montreal will know that we had our first snowfall here last night, and it still gets me excited every time. The kids were pretty excited too! Well, Émilie was anyway, Maxime didn't seem to know what to make of it, poor little guy. He would get really excited to step IN the snow, then get frustrated because he couldn't quite manage to get OUT of the snow.

Sometimes I wonder if Mother Nature has PMS days just like the rest of us. I swear, the crazy bitch didn't know WHAT the hell she was on about today. I watched it go from snow to drizzle to rain and back to snow today, and the local students, bless their silly little hearts, were walking around in tennis shoes and hoodies. Wisdom, I've come to realize, is when you recognize the value of warm winter accessories and can proudly wear your hat out in public (especially when you knit it yourself!).

So yeah, I'm thinking the snow is going to make it harder to ignore Christmas. I find I'm a bit restless with my knitting lately, probably due to the fact that I've got too many wips on the needles (of, and the fact that I'm completely obsessed with New Moon, but that's a whole nother story).

The run-down:The Pacific Islands stole, knit with Dyed in the Wool Handmade laceweight, in the Havasy Falls colourway. It's looking like crap right now, as lace is wont to do before blocking. Now that the pattern is really underway, it's quite an enjoyable knit.

The second thrum sock. Meh... Been there, done that. I've never fallen prey to Second Sock Syndrome, but I think I may have it now. I'm just not interested in knitting this right now.

Pillars socks (Ravelry link), knit with Dyed in the Wool Handmade fingering weight, in the Butter Cream colourway. These were meant to be my metro knitting, but since I'm NOT knitting in the train these days (too busy reading), the progress has been slow...

So yeah, progress is slow, and I'm feeling un-enthused about knitting lately. The coming weeks are only going to get busier, with Phil traveling for work and choir concerts left and right. Oh, and speaking of the choir, guess who had Panis Angelicus sprung on her a mere 10 days before the first concert? Aaaack.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


kate-the-enabler said...

I didn't know you were knitting that..or that...or that...(ok, I knew about the thrummed socks, but the rest?) How did I miss that?
The stole is beautiful - I absolutely can't wait to see it blocked - and Maggie's colour is stunning.
And I'm intrigued by both socks.

If you're losing your enthusiasm for knitting....can I have first dibs on yer stash? (joke. I joke. Ok - no, I don't joke, I've seen large parts of your stash and I want dibs)

Thanks for enabling me into Twilight - my voice is cracking with the reading.

And never fear - you blog when you blog - we merely sit and wait patiently. You ARE entitled to a life, after all.

Sinéad said...

I couldn't have said it better than kate the enabler, blog when you want not because you think we're sitting at our pc's tapping our nails on the desk saying "Damn that Dear, no blog post again! shocking!"
BTW, Panis Angelicus is one of my favourite hymns ever. Second only to Schuberts Ave Maria in German. (Daughter of a choirmaster here, btw.)

Maggie said...

Are you enjoying the laceweight? One of these days I'm going to get the hang of knitting with something so fine! The stole looks like it will be beautiful!

We got our 3rd snowfall, or something like that, overnight. We were driving home from my mom's place very late and got stuck in it. Took 1.5 hours to make a 45 min. drive!

Alrischa said...

Had the air conditioner on today. Snow sounds nice! Ü

For some reason I just love that yellow... I have an urge to knit something yellow, but I don't think I have any yellow yarn :(

Amelah said...

haha i am there right now! Have my ABC blanket, need to cast on my 2nd sock to the DIC summer sky but have not gotten around to it and am knitting a drop stitch scarf too! Bah!

Sereknitty said...

The stole is looking wonderful! Love the colour!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

You've got some great projects on the needles!

Last winter Sean was just turning 1 - this year he totally understands snow more and is having fun playing in it. I've got to get him proper playing in snow mittens though!