Thursday, August 31, 2006

Following the herd

I seem to be following the herd of other knitters out there and just didn't realize it. It's rather easy to get lost in a herd. All the other sheep look pretty much like you with their knitting bags and knitting blogs. Then, without warning, everyone ends up in a similar place. That has been my experience the last few weeks. I'm just glad to be in such great company.

The Yarn Harlot is having gansey issues and I'm just now rebounding from mine. In less than a week, the 68 rows I savagely ripped out are back and growing. They look good and hopefully, I'll be able to continue relatively error free. I'm anxious to see the sweater completed. The large swatches of knitted fabric are beginning to take shape and even look like a sweater. Plus, they look like a sweater that will fit Italian. Thankfully, alpaca has enough weight that it pulls down and expands with gravity. I kinda planned for that, but was greatful to see that my planning is working out, which is not something I'm accustomed to.

Secondly, I'm in the midst of organizing like several other knitters (Ann, Dee, Aunt Purl, Olumpia Blue to name a few). When we returned from our vacation, I was frustrated with the state of the house and began decluttering. I cleaned out the office closet, my scrapbooking area on my desk, the office itself, the spare room, and Little Clover's room. I can now stand in every single one of these spaces and make carpet angels. Yay! I can even stand in Little Clover's closet. After organizing his room, he started coming out of it exclaiming, "Wow! I didn't know I had this!" It's like Christmas for me with all the toys and books and puzzles that he's rediscovering.

A couple of people have asked me what my Me Bag would be. I think it would be my Zelda Tote because it looks vintage and it reminds me of how great "vintage" things can be if one takes the time to give it new life. Plus, it has that little bit of zing that makes it stand out but doesn't scream for attention.

1 comment:

Dee said...

Isn't the afterglow of organizing wonderful?!