An enormous ennui has settled itself over my home, and most of all my knitting.
It is that great wet blanket of rain that lays across each day. Shaggy and gray, frayed at the edges, it leaves pieces of itself practically everywhere in the form of pools of water..... my car armrest, the tile floor in the entry, soaked into my pant legs.
None of my colors are lively, no lights in the house bright enough to photograph completed projects. blah.
Yes. the blahs have taken over. I rarely succumb to them, yet this year they have pulled my wet pant leg right down into those huge puddles of water, and effectively caused my creative juices to run right down the drain with all the other wetness around here. (it might also have something to do with my current lack of excitement over the most recent sweater)
Geesh...I think that I need to find a new big project to wake things back up!
I'm cranking along on a pair of socks... ho hummm... And about once a week, I can eek out a full hour to knit uninterrupted on my incredible Maplewing shawl (truly I love this one - it is just taking me a loooonng time. (or as Erin tells me, I will be the envy of all the gals in the nursing home with this completion ! hah!)
I am slowly continuing on the scarf I began with the Zauberball, yet that too is tiny yarn on tiny needles, and despite hours of knit time, it is in the incredible twilight zone of never growing.
And so, I finished my Ariosa Wrap Sweater. It is a Classic Elite pattern, and no, I am not going to 'link' to it, because I do not want to give the pattern any "bad press". It's not the sweater's fault. honest! (you can scroll back thru earlier posts to find the links if you wish)
It's a nice casual 'blanket' type sweater, which totally doesn't suit me.
I wore it twice, and not a single person (even the gals in my knitting group who are super nice ladies and normally notice everything!) made comment until I pointed out that it was a completion.
Yes. It truly is that blah and boring on me.
So here are the finished shots - and the one of my hand/arm is the only shot you will probably ever get of me in it.
Anyone want a nice blue blanket type sweater? hah!
Trust me - I have seen the photos of me wearing it, and they ain't pretty. It needs someone tall, with a long torso neither of which I am) Long legs do not matter.. email me - and I'll ship it out to you.
The darker blue colors are the true ones. The sweater hangs just below the hips in the back (not very many people's best feature (... unless you are the tall willowy type) and the front drapes down to a point mid thigh (this is pretty).
so, blah dee blah blah... I am ready to find myself a piece of sunshine somewhere -
And in the meantime, I'm going to go pour a glass of deep red wine, curl up in my comfy chair and scrounge knitting books, all the while crossing my fingers for inspiration to strike once more.