Friday, August 22, 2014

Can you feel it?

As I was driving home today I looked over and saw a tree had just a splash of reddening leaves on it. Fall colors may come early this year. Apparently the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a colder winter this year. They were hasty to point out in the story, colder can be only 3 - 5 degrees. But hey it sounds like my knitter senses are indeed tingling.

I cast on another sock the other night without even thinking about it. Walked over to the yarn basket found the yarn I was thinking about already caked up and some free needles. Bam! I had the start of a sock before I knew it.

This of course means that I am stealing time from the other two second socks on the needles but hey?! I was thinking the other day that I should not get pulled over because I would have a hard time explaining the contents of my purse. I had: two hand knit first socks, not matching of course; two lovely knitting bags each containing the start to a second sock, still not matching; a black tank top, don't ask; a deck of cards; and two glasses cases, only one of which contained glasses and is unfortunately leopard print. It is tough being a knitter's purse, I tell you.

Anyways back to the knitting. Except for the sneaky socks I am fighting casting on new knitting. I have both a shawl and a sweater calling out to me. It does not help that I have a voice in my head telling me that wool festival season is right around the corner and I need to clear out some places to hide put the new yarn. I even wrote up a list of the vendors I don't want to miss for the September festival. Yep I am feeling it!

I am however stoked to have two new sweaters to decide between as my Rhinebeck sweater. Who am I kidding? It is going to be the one called Rhinebeck the Second, whose yarn I bought at Rhinebeck. Good Golly woman what are you thinking?

Anyways I am off to have some dinner then to avoid being attacked by my yarn as I quietly knit something already on my needles. I will not cast on something new till I finish something old, I will not cast on something new.....


  1. I laughed out loud at the contents of your purse. Mine currently is holding a huge ball of bamboo yarn, a crochet hook, my change purse and a toothbrush. Not nearly as incriminating!

    I went out yesterday afternoon. Found a yarn shop. I might have yet more yarn to play with. I'm ok with that. :)

    1. Ohh a new yarn shop? Do tell. I gotta ask is your change purse empty because of the new yarn store?

      And my purse was even worse after this I went out with three project bags in it. Three?! How many hands do I think I have?