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Monday, December 26, 2005

Greetings from Chaos

But from chaos comes clarity right?

I had a bout of insanity today and sometimes the only way to cure it is to set out to organize a few things.

So, I used my shiny new gift certificates and went shopping!!I got a shoe rack for my recent shoe fetish. Ok I don't have an actual fetish, just a lot of shoes. That pile up in front of my closet door mysteriously. Seriously, I have no idea how they get there.

Now, they live happily in pairs (omg, pairs!! not random pile o' shoes anymore!) on a little rack away from my closet door. We'll see how long it takes before they jump in front of my closet door again.

Thus began the nuttiness in the Lotus household. I cleaned out my knitting bags. All 5 of them. Yes, FIVE knitting bags, of various sizes. I sorted projects, needles, stitch markers and actual yarn and got myself down to one bag, with one book and one (ok, two) projects. But one project is short and sweet and the other is a the Backyard Leaves scarf.

Project one is from Stitch N Bitch Nation, called Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers. I'm using some gifted Rowan Cashsoft DK in Savannah. I love it. Love. It's so soft and easy to work with. These glove thingies are for my tiny hands while I sit at the computer and game away the night. No matter how many layers I put on, my hands are always cold. And there's no fingers so I can still type. Cause yeah I might heal my group mates from time to time, but most of the time I'm chatting, hehe.

I've actually unknit back about four rows and started the ribbing early because my hands are pretty small. I've also just ripped out the thumb because it was too long also. I've gone back to the original gusset stitches and just picked up a few around the thumb and bound off, so there's a thumb hole, but not really a knitted thumb! And I love the leaf and vine pattern. So cute and easy to follow!

Project 2 in my knitting bag is Backyard Leaves. And it's coming along, slowly but surely. I'm not in any hurry since our winter is practically over, and this scarf is for moi. Yeah that's two total repeats. I'm so slow. Or is that lazy? Oh wait, I forgot that I got distracted by project 1. Can you say knitting ADD?

Tomorrow there will be lots of drool-worthy yarnporn. And a cry for help.