Monday, January 18, 2010

In with the new!

Last Friday I bought some yarn to design myself a scarf with. (Yes, Bruce, I know, you need another scarf. Hopefully your new one will be borne of this one)

It's Baby Alpaca Grande Hand-dyed by Plymouth Yarns. Really gorgeous colors and super soft. We'll see if my neck can handle the alpaca.

Yarn porn!

Also, for the time being, I'm putting aside the Phyllotaxis. I think I'm going to have to knit this one slowly. And yes, OfTroy, I will definitely be writing out the chart the way you suggested. Thank you!

I've discovered that this year, I'm exceedingly grumpy about knitting, and I apparently only want to knit what I wanna knit, and I'm not going to knit anything else. Hmm. Yeah. So I picked up my long gone Liesl today. I'd gotten so cranky about how that poor poor project died that I forgot about how awesome the yarn is. It's Berocco Vintage Wool, part acrylic part wool. I know. Don't faint. I just said a part acrylic yarn is awesome. And it is. It's really soft and it doesn't have that squeaky quality that a lot of other acrylics have. It's also machine washable, which rocks, and I'll probably make quite a few projects for other people out of it. Especially since I have this horrible fear of people shrinking and felting things that I've knitted.

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And, truth be told, part of the reason for the short blog posts lately is that I've been unbelievably cranky. I've been pissed about work, about family issues, about other people BREATHING NEAR ME.. ahem. It might be the season. It might be because I've been sick.

So I'm working through some of my personal issues, and hoping that I'll be able to resolve them before I drive my poor husband crazy.

On the plus side, with the illness, I've been all about changing my diet to get healthier and not have this problem ever ever again. So I've been eating less and making what I eat count more, which is awesome. And I've lost 8 pounds now. YAY!


  1. Oh jeez, that is so not fair! I've been eating way better (loads of fruit!) and counting my calories and I've lost all of 2lbs in like the past two weeks. *jealous*

    That yarn is super pretty. I can't wait to see what you make with it.

    I know what you mean about knitting what you want to knit. I want to make myself a hat or a scarf or maybe some gloves but I've been stuck on that hood island scarf for ages now and it was supposed to be a Christmas present! I'd feel bad if I kept putting it off for other more fun projects so I'm slowly trudging through it.

  2. Congratulations on your weight loss! Eating healthier can solve many health problems. I had high blood pressure, and with eating and just a little more exercise I've got it under control. My GP wanted me to take pills for it, instead, but I showed him! :o) He was very impressed. :o)

  3. Don't worry, you're not going to make me crazy.