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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Have you seen my mojo?

I seem to have lost my yarny mojo.

I got second sock syndrome on my October socks -- well, it's third sock syndrome, really, because the first sock I made was too small and the second one was just right. I started another "just right" sock to make a matching pair, seem to have dropped a couple of stitches on the cuff while waiting for the Devo show to start (knitting in dim light is a little tricky), so frogged it and don't feel like starting again.

I tried using the Noro Kureyon that's been sitting in my stash since 2005 to make the crocheted Square Hole Hat and Wristlets from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, and discovered there is a mistake in the hat pattern and the errata has been removed from the publisher's website. The wristlets didn't work for me either -- I don't know if it is my bad crochet skills or an error in the pattern, but they just kept getting smaller and smaller. I'd really like to make these things too; I wonder if there is a similar pattern that isn't fecked up?

So, I'm not knitting on my commute this week. I started Stephen King's Cell instead, which may make me miss my stop once or twice. It's really compelling, so far (first 30 pages) -- very gory and WTF? The people in the story act like zombies, so it may start up my zombie nightmares again.

My spinning has been going well, though! I spin for about 15 minutes before dinner last night (on that gorgeous turquoise fiber that Bezzie said looks like forget-me-nots). I also purchased a new spindle from Spinsanity. I purchased and paid for it on Friday, and it got to me on Monday! I stood in the kitchen in my gym clothes and spun the sample fiber she sent me (already started in a nice thin laceweight) while ZMrK was making dinner. I just couldn't put it down. It's freakin' gorgeous. I might try to spin a tiny bit of alpaca I bought at Rhinebeck on it as laceweight, just to see how much I can get. It's only a couple of ounces, blue and purple and wonderfully soft.

My secret pal gift is packed up and sent! Have you sent yours? My downstream pal is blogless, so you probably won't see pictures of anything I sent her. I hope she likes it.

Time to leave for work! My niece is coming in today with her fiance and baby to see where I work. Yup, I got some cute baby pictures recently. I'll share them.

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Blogger Kate said...

Mojo comes and mojo goes. It shall return someday. Honest.

I'm not done with my swap package yet - I'm including two little projects, and they're both still in progess. I'm hoping to be done by the weekend. My downstream also does not have a blog, so you'd better believe I'll be taking photos, myself. It's only right.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

I think summer melts my yarny mojo. But hey, you're still making yarn so that counts right?

9:42 AM  
Blogger 3goodrats said...

Summer is a hard time to be yarny. Luckily, it is usually followed by fall.

Cell was good! It's like the old school Stephen King.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

Me, too. I have two languishing sock sets, a bolero, and some real UFOs...and I only work on my mother's shawl a row or so at a time.

You're in good company!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for Mojo. (Get it? Get it??!?)

I have that prob too right now-- we should start a support group...

9:40 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Mine just came back. I hope you find yours again soon!

11:17 AM  

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