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April 24, 2008

From Susan — Technical Difficulties

Filed under: Back Story,Uncategorized — lv2knit @ 1:48 pm

Sorry about yesterday — our site was playing ‘pouty teenager’ and refused to do its chores!  Today it’s up and we have nothing exciting to talk about!

My knitting is in the doldrums.  I have been working on the Mitered Cardigan and the enjoyment factor has slipped dangerously low.  On a scale from 1 to 10, if a project slips below a 4, it is in danger of being replaced :).  It is teetering very near (below?) the danger zone.  My eye is wandering, my knitting fingers are getting twitchy, and I am close to pulling the trigger on something new.  Yarn Harlot talks about this in such a positive way in her new book, Things I Learned from Knitting, that you almost feel like a knitting nerd if you are monogomous!

Actually, I would start a new project if something would just bite me. 


  1. I hear you! I just rounded the center back stitch of Ballerina and am ready to stuff it in a knitting bag and pull out another project. I want it to be done but wishing doesn’t make it so. I am drooling over the spring designs racing around in my head.
    Please finish the sweater….It’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the finished piece. Thanks for sharing all your knitting wisdom!

    Comment by Jane — April 24, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

  2. I’ll be flying through Minneapolis next Wednesday. Any yarn shops in the airport? I have a two hour layover.

    With proper incentive I am willing to bite. 😉

    If I have your location confused with that of your sister, I beg for mercy. I’m prepping for my first client visit ever and I have no idea what knitting to pack.

    (Yeah I really should be more focused on the presentation I’m supposed to give, but priorities you know?)

    Comment by Tiny Tyrant — April 24, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

  3. You make me feel so much better! There are so many projects that I mean to get back to but don’t. Actually, I am happily working away on one that I like right now, a lace pullover in a cashmere/silk belnd. But I was just organizing all of the ones that I still consider “in progress” — as opposed to the real UFO’s that I can’t quite bear to discard or dismantle, but I know in my heart that I will never pick them back up … And there are way too many in progress.

    Comment by Astrid — April 24, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

  4. Tiny Tyrant — you are correct; Susan is in Minneapolis. Sadly, I am fairly certain that there is no yarn store in the airport.

    I WISH I COULD KNIT!!!!!!!!!

    Throws self on floor in despair.

    Comment by surly — April 24, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

  5. I think Tina has really hit on something — yarn shops in airports, YES!

    Comment by Ann — April 25, 2008 @ 8:15 am

  6. If knitting is a hobby, should you continue with a project if your not
    having fun?

    Comment by Michele with one "L" — April 25, 2008 @ 8:57 am

  7. Happy knitting only!

    Comment by Miss T — April 25, 2008 @ 8:59 am

  8. I’m working on Cobblestone right now, but my eyes are really starting to wander to the Inga hat. Something quick and interesting is definitely in order.

    Comment by Jennifer — April 25, 2008 @ 10:41 am

  9. Sally honey, I hope you didn’t land on your hands young lady!

    I’ll live. And a two hour layover isn’t long enough to leave, get a car, haul a* to the Yarnery and get back for my flight.


    Comment by Tiny Tyrant — April 25, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  10. Oh, this makes me feel so much better. Something bit me yesterday, and I’ve been trying
    to fight it off. So maybe I’ll just scratch that itch, then I can blame you and the
    Harlot. Mwahahahahaha.

    Comment by Lisa — April 27, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

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