Friday, 3 August 2007

Friday on a long weekend and

I feeling a little restless. I wish that project Mr Needles is doing on the house would be done, but there is no equipment free. Its all out on jobs. without the rest of the concrete, we can't do the wall - we were going to recycle the broken concrete into a rubble wall- and without the wall being done, I can begin to work on getting the flower beds redone. So, all my best laid long weekend plans are out.

I finished up sock one for dad, though I think the foot might be a little short so I'm going back to it tonite, and am going to work another half inch or so before I do the toe. I worked on my sister's socks, and made very very good progress. I'm onto the calf on those and I really hope to make it to the ribbing before the end of the day.

I dug through the stash and don't know what to start next. In that whole pile of pleasing yarn, I could find nothing pleasing at all. I pulled out some of the Meillenweit , and some yellow yarn for socks, but I'm not sure I really want to start on those.

To be 100% truthful, what I really want to do is start on the vest project. I really want to see these marvelous colours grow into something. My hands reach for it just to touch it, my eyes go to it each time I enter the study.

This is not a really great picture of it. The teals, and turquoises are really much richer, much more vibrant than in this photo, and the pumpkin and mustard colours less vibrant.

I'm certain that I could start there if I wanted to, but I really want to get the lace project done before I start on any other big time commitments. I'm going to be good. I'm going to proceed logically and deliver the gift so long promised first. Its not like I can't resist the pull of the new before I fully appreciate the wonderful lace. I'm going to only think of lace.

Lace, lace, lace.


Gina said...

That is some yummy yarn!

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

HEY, life's too short! Get started on that scrumptious new vest RIGHT NOW! I could never resist starting a vest project, especially if it's crochet. GO FOR IT! (and let me see the progress pictures, right?)

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous yarn. I've got to finish my projects too, but I keep going to my lovely alpaca yarn. The lacy patterns didn't seem to be working (mainly I was concerned they were too complex for my feeble brain), so I settled on a sampler scarf. After ripping it back about 5 times, I think I have a keeper - now I'm hoping I have enough yarn - and kind of wishing I had started with the mesh pattern, because it is, of course, lacy.