As the weather cools, my habit becomes more intense. The cravings, the yearnings, the obsessing...oy! My focus, already on shaky ground, becomes as fragmented as light through a prism. Or like trying to herd cats, or push string....
I sidle about, small bags of it hidden in my work satchel, scattered on the coffee table, on the dining room table, on my dresser. I indulge whenever I can - squeezing in a quick fix while in the doctor's office, waiting in line, waiting for 5:30, sitting while covered with sleeping cats....
I'm a knitting junkie and I need your help. In my defense, as someone who has the focus of a fruit fly, knitting something small and fast is just indescribably alluring. Just look at some of my WIPs, if you don't believe me:
Tribbles - (this is all your fault, Jaime!)
Beekeepers Quilt - I got sucked right into the vortex and it will only take me three or four years to complete a lap-size quilt...I blame it on the tribbles...
Socks - Must. Knit. Socks. I discovered I had an entire storage tub filled with sock yarn. OY.
Cotton Cardigan - Cast on in early June as a neck-down sweater. I am closing in on two inches.
Black Cotton Sleeveless Shell - Cast on in the distant past - so distant, I don't remember exactly what I was thinking or when I was thinking it. Left to lie fallow after five inches of booooring stocking knit. Are you seeing a pattern here? Anything that entails more than 20 minutes of covert knitting is tossed to the side to lie woefully unappreciated and ignored.
Various Holiday Gifts - Which cannot be described for obvious reasons...
Toddler's Cotton Vest - THIS is why I need your help! As you know, I don't have children. Ergo, I don't have grandchildren. Nor do I interact with children on any regular basis. Yet, I persist in knitting children's garments. They are small. They are fast. They are cute. Need I say more?
|The colors are a little different than pictured - the blue is |
closer to the green in color and the green is more
of a celery-meets-sage green.
- This is not knit by one of Martha's minions. This is knit by me. So it is bound to be imperfect.
- This is NOT a cat-free home. They own it and I just live here.
- This is knit out of dreamy, organic, hand spun cotton. You cannot toss this into the machine. You will have to hand wash it and block it flat to dry it.
- Although I followed the pattern for a 1 Y/O, I have no idea if this will fit a 1 Y/O so you'll have to go by the measurements, which are: 12 inches across the chest; 11 inches from top of shoulder to bottom of ruffle; 4 inches at arm hole.