Tuesday, November 1, 2011

So, November

What is it about November that attracts all these challenges?

You know what I'm talking about.

There is National Novel Writing Month. That so isn't going to happen around here.

There is National Knit a Sweater Month. That is more likely, however it's not going to happen this year since I'm not going to cast on a fresh sweater for it.

The only sweater action around here that I can guarantee will be resuming my Electric Bunny Sweater when my new yarn arrives.

Then today I heard about National Blog Post Month. I'm not sure whether I've heard about this before. I know there are challenges out there to blog every day, but I don't know if this is it.

However, since I'm been bemoaning for months the fact that I have to get back to blogging, maybe I'll actually take up this challenge.

Not officially though. It looks like there is some website you're supposed to register with, but it's probably not mandatory so I'm going to blow it off.

I've always ignored such challenges in the past since I used to blog consistently. Recently it's obvious I need outside motivation. 

From the very, very brief skim I gave that website, the goal is to blog every day as a way to improve your writing. I guess that means those wordless picture posts I've been doing when I'm lazy don't count. But then again, I've long known that my photography skills aren't good enough to pull off picture only posts.

On the other hand, if I keep babbling like this (as I tend to do) the challenge won't be sustainable.


Since hitting the wall on the Electric Bunny Sweater I've focused on some small projects I've been meaning to get off my plate.

Oh, don't worry, I haven't actually turned to any WIPs or UFOs.

Over the weekend I knit a pair of fingerless mitts using Mirasol Tuhu in the "Apple Green" Color. The pattern is the T'ara Mittens from Book #24-Tuhu.

This yarn is so dreamy. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it in my KFI sample box. It tanked my resolve not to fall into a stripy sweater trap again. On the other hand, I haven't cast on for said stripey sweater, so I guess my resolve is intact.

Although the other day I was wondering if a crocheted, stripey, top-down sweater would be practical and if I would have enough yarn to finish it.

Anyway. A few months ago, maybe even in the summer?, I'd told my walking buddy Judy that I'd make her a pair of fingerless mitts. She didn't ask. I volunteered after she admired a pair of mine. As you know, this is very unusual behavior for me. Even more unusual that I followed through. ha!

Well, with the pause in the EBS, but with the safety net of resuming it as soon as the new yarn arrived, I was free to finally whip out these mitts. I gave them to her yesterday and she professed much affection for them.

The mitts done I cast on for a hat using Mirasol Hancho. Again, lovely stuff. 100% hand-dyed Merino. Stunning colors. It's a one skein project so it will be interesting to see if I can finish it before the sweater yarn arrives.

Ok, that's enough for now. Don't want to blow all my topics at once and not have anything to talk about all month!

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