Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bloggin' Blues

Did Ravelry kill the blogging star? Maybe that's a bit extreme, but I think I can blame Ravelry for my loss of blogging mojo. I am spending my time at the computer there, checking out yarns and patterns, participating in the forums. It's strange, though, because I miss blogging, and I miss checking in with other people's blogs! I really need to recommit to my blog, and to keeping up with the blogs that I so enjoy.

In that spirit, here's what's happening in my knitting world. Wicked is coming along nicely.


I hope to finish it today during the Super Bowl. I will then shift focus to my husband's sweater, because I still have a crackpot dream that I'll finish it in time for Valentine's Day. In all honesty, I'll be happy if the front and back are done by then, but we'll see.

I'm also knitting on the first sock from teh 2008 Rockin' Sock Club - I've never been a member, so I'm super excited. The yarn is gorgeous, and I'm also enjoying the pattern. It is slow going for me, Ms. Slow Knitter, though, so I am just going to hope to finish in time for March's installment.

I have another sock coming along nicely - It's the corded rib from Sensational Knitted Socks.

I'm using Cider Moon's Glacier, in the June Carter colorway. Love!

And finally, I'm trying to stay true to my New Year's Knitting Resolutions. In that spirit, I gathered a lot of my UFOs for assessment as to what to rip. This doesn't include the four or five projects I'm faithfully knitting on.


This tub includes at least the following:

Two pairs of socks
One felted bag
One sweater
One poncho (that's definitely getting the rip)
One baby hat (will be made into a hat for alex)
Two lace shawls
One baby dress
One other crazy poncho wrap thing (if you're a big fan of Maggi Jackson/maggiknits, let me know - I'll pack this up and sent it off to you).
One dog sweater
One worsted weight sock
one bolero
one camisole

There's onther stuff that I'm forgetting, I think. I didn't do a thorough job of cataloging it, but it was nice to get most of this together. It helps me to take an assessment and address the situation.


Beverly said...

It will be such a relief when you get all those UFOs dealt with. Like a weight off your shoulders. Good luck!

Soo said...

Ravelry is good -- but I always feel like it's a huge party with thousands of guests. It is fun but anonymous, whereas blogging is like having a few friends round for a bottle of wine and a chat - much cosier.

weezalana said...

Glacier is such a fab yarn! And ripping is therapeutic!

Holly said...

You know, I am so clueless. I didn't realize that Cider Moon had gone away. I just thought they were doing the world's longest store update. It makes me sad, and makes me want to linger on these socks even longer. The yarn is so nice, and I only have one or two more skeins of Cider Moon in my stash.

Eryn said...

Your Wicked looks fabulous! Did you finish during the Super Bowl?

I've noticed the blogging slow-down since Ravelry too. I'm trying to ra-gain that mojo.

hopalong682003 said...

Hi. I think that I can win an award for responding LATE to posts. ;-) I subscribe to your your blog on bloglines, and I've been negligent of reading because I've been ripping and re-knitting a stole for a couple weeks. I think I'm winning. :-) Thanks for posting about your UFO's. You sent me on a happy internet browse searching for Maggi Jackson. I'm intrigued! What project are you working on?