Thursday, August 9, 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Hacker

My computer has been hijacked by a 15-year-old! I say that laughingly, because I really don't care, although having my step-daughter here sure has cut way back on the number of times a day I check email. And blogging? Well.

I have been doing actual knitting, though. I've finished another BBDR, a silk/alpaca baby hat in the most wonderful ruby red (yarn here), the second Pig Tail sock for my mother, and yesterday I whipped out the first of a pair of dark grey heathered socks for the hubba (seen partially above).

Things I have not done: housework and finishing the border on the red/brown log cabin blanket.

Is it avoidance? Procrastination? Utter dislike for the project? Try all three.

I was perfectly happy to make a ridiculously large blanket in garter stitch. Boredome? Not an obstacle when I have a deadline. I've dealt with worse (like reading Ulysesses for university, ugh), but nothing could've prepared me for my lack enthusiasm for the border. I tried a simple cro-Kay (as in Mason-Dixon), but it looked rather bad. I tried applied I-cord in about three different ways. I finally went with I-cord, and got through the first side before I realized I needed to go up at least one needle size, if not two. Now I'm nearly finished with side number two and have stalled out because I can't make up my mind about frogging it or barrelling through.

So, if there are any of you left reading, send me some motivational vibes. I need to get this blanket in the mail already.


Yarnhog said...

Bleah. I've been there. Try Jelly Bellys--every time you finish a pre-determined amount, you get a bean. (It works for me, but then, I'll do almost anything for Jelly Bellys.) Good luck!

Sharon said...

great socks!

I know you can't see me, but I'm shaking my pom poms like mad crazy, cheering you on to finish the blanket.

come to think of it, I'm *glad* you can't see me doing that, and I bet you are too. ;)

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.