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Thursday, November 3, 2005

Affy Tapple Tipsy

It’s a topsy-turvy kind of week! A stand-on-your-head and whistle kind of day! When you find yourself eating leftover mini-Baby Ruths and an Affy Tapple and call it Breakfast, you know Daylight Savings has KICKED IN and perhaps is kicking your a**…

I’m thinking this is why I’m having a PROBLEM sticking to anything but the smallest of projects the last few days (although I did finish the second sleeve of Sheila…)

Not only am I not knitting MUCH, I’m de-constructing LOTS!

On Monday, I frogged the greeny hemp/wool ginourmous Sock and skeined and washed it.


Still destined to be a pair of lovely Ribbed Socks at some point since I found the original pattern I used for my other favorite, the yarn is now delighting me as just a centerpiece on my kitchen counter. Thanks Lorri for bringing me those delicious healthy Michigan apples – but my clock is all turvy and I must have MORE CHOCOLATE!

Looking for that pattern was successful but not SO for one of the other sox in my Soxsie Banshee Socktoberfest BINGE! I’ve LOST MORE YARN – and cannot complete the second quasi-Monkey Sock that was in the mix. SHEESH – maybe I’ll find that yarn next October.

SO, I appeased the balance of the Universe by finding and frogging something ELSE! At some point, at another bend in the Knitting Time Continuum, everyone out there was Madly Knitting Multidirectional Scarves. I’d bet my bottom dollar right now there are a bunch on the needle across America right now because by gum, not only is it Daylight Savings Week, it’s Time to Start Knitting Those Christmas Presents…

My own MultiD scarf was a total failure – I blithely dug it out of a shelf yesterday and went EUREKA – something I can finish quickly but it was not meant to be. QUE? It was thick and thin – I obviously was not grasping the fact that you were supposed to have an equal number of stitches on the triangles and some were skinnier than others and NOT IN A GOOD WAY…


So here it is – frogged and fabulous – waiting to become a correctly done MultiD? OR should it start down a new road, one paved out West on October 27th and become the scarf GRINDA?

Excuse me, I have to go eat a couple of mini-boxes of Junior Mints to decide…

11 responses to “Thursday, November 3, 2005”

  1. susan says:

    Hah! Another Grinda lover. If you decide to knit it, write to me and I’ll tell you how I altered the pattern. ;-)

  2. Amy says:

    Love how rustic that wool looks. I gave in to all my chocolate cravings yesterday and ate my way through the kids halloween candy before conceeding that I really would get a belly ache before I got to the bottom of the bowl. Beware and know when to step away from the chocolate.

  3. Donna says:

    I loved making an MD scarf out of my DZined hemp/wool, but I’m thinking you’re a Grinda girl, all the way!

  4. Julie says:

    Grinda looks fun! Knit that!

  5. Debbie says:

    I think I’ve been sitting at the computer too long. I thought I read that you frogged…and -skinned- and washed the big sock. :) I’m always interested in what you have to say about techniques, and THAT sure caught my attention.

  6. stephanie says:

    I vote Grinda

  7. Jenn says:

    I can’t think of a better breakfast than an Affy Tapple. Apple a day you know, and nuts are good for you, and people have caramel breads all the time for breakfast. You’re just combining them in a new way.

    You’re a trend-setter. Now for breakfast.

  8. Sharlene says:

    Me too! Socks and scarves are on the needles at the moment. I think this happens to me every year when I start getting holiday vibes from the world around me! I think the impending festivities make me jump from project to project.

  9. Bonne Marie says:

    Don’t tell anybody but I started another sock out of some handpainted burgundy yarn that is GORGEOUS! I decided the Socks that Rock yarn was going to be too warm to wear until January or February and I needed a *lighter weight* pair to tide me over…

    How’s that for denial/self-enabling? Pass the chocolate, please…

  10. claudia says:

    Mmm. Junior Mints. Someday we should debate the relative merits of Junior Mints v. York Peppermint Patties.

  11. Generic Cialis says:

    Nice blog, Have a good day.

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