amanda j

reclaiming the mojo

Posted on: May 30, 2007

I have fixed my knitting mojo! I bought yarn! Yay! (Well, at least I think this will help with the Sockapalooza problems). Those of us in Australia have known about The Knittery for some time. Their yarns are absolutely gorgeous. I have over time bought many skeins of sock yarn, both the merino and merino cashmere. I have also got some laceweight that is supposed to be a shawl by the end of the year for me to wear to a Graduation Dinner. Well, Lime and Violet mentioned The Knittery, and suddenly they are out of almost everything! When I checked this morning I had a minor panic and in about 60 seconds had purchased a skein of Strawberry merino cashmere, which was one of two colourways left. The other was Forest Moss, which I have used for my RPMs. You see, I think part of the problem I have been having with my Sockapalooza choices has been that I want to do fancy stitches with fancy yarn. And we all know that is not often a good combination! I was just being too enthusiastic and forgetting to find a balance!!

I have knitted my piece of the Scarf Circle scarf. I am finding this a bit of a struggle at times; my gauge is quite different to AlliCat’s and I usually have to knit three times before finding the right combination of stitch, needle and yarn. The scarf I have at the moment is in black, white and red. Luckily I had some dark red in the stash!

I have been listening to a couple of new podcasts. Stitch Stud is a Canadian guy who is passionate about his knitting and his family. Changelings Knit and Stitch was also a good listen. And I wish I had thought of this title – Socks in the City. Anyone who is passionate enough about knitting socks to produce a podcast about it gets a vote from me! I find my poor ipod gets a bashing these days, between the audio books and the podcasts. I really enjoy knitting while listening to people talk about knitting.

Finally, I received a little package today from Ellen, containing a pattern for a skull beanie and a couple of sticky note pads. I love sticky notes! And skulls! Thanks Ellen. The stickies will come in very handy, and the beanie is added to the to-do list.

(Shh. Did anyone notice the lack of photos? Sorry, there are many links to make up for it. I will take photos tomorrow.)


1 Response to "reclaiming the mojo"

Oh no, our secret is out!! How dare people buy all our wool!!!!! Good Luck with, what I shall now refer to as, The Scottish Sock!!!

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