Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Uninspired and uninspiring


So, it's come to this. Posting pictures of my fireplace, on which I've admittedly displayed a few knit items, but they're items I knit  several years ago. I'd like to pretend that I painted the eggs myself, but they're just an exorbitant purchase from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. I was just afraid that if I didn't post soon, I'd forget my blog password! This is the time of year that I wish I would be less greedy and just have one job, instead of three! It's not like I don't have free time, but teaching two extra college classes does limit my "sit around and knit" time. Russ and I did mange to take a little trip to San Luis Obispo this Saturday. I dutifully brought along 30 four-page essays to grade, and there they sat in the back seat the entire day. Oh, the guilt!
I did finish this Birds and the Bees headband for a friend's baby a couple of weeks ago. I've called it (not to my friend) the $40 headband since it used four skeins of louet gem fingering yarn which is $10 a skein. I justified it by assuring myself that I would also knit a little striped sweater with the leftover yarn. I just can't find the right pattern though. The colors are really cute on the headband, but ultimately they're not colors that I think about going together in a sweater. So, the search continues. I'm thinking of buying a skein of pink to offset the "non-baby" brown and dark green yarn. What's another $10 anyway?

11 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Man, I don't know how you do it -- one job is enough for me. Your Halloween knitted goodies look great with those eggs. And that little headband is adorable. You made me laugh with the expense of it -- my sheepie socks are going to be $80 socks 'cause I had to buy 5 colors -- hopefully I'll knit more pairs with all the leftovers!

TheBlackSheep said...

You always have such pretty decorations. I really like those eggs. The expense of knitting can seem ridiculous, but no one else will have such a cute headband! That's what makes it worth it. I'll also be sending some Zen type vibes your way. I don't know how you manage dogs, kids, hubby and three jobs. No idea at all.

Tracy said...

The headband is sooo sweet--I love that! And those decorative eggs are beautiful... I've not seen ones like those before. Sorry you are feeling overwhelmed at the moment... I hope some knit time will come your way soon. Thanks so much for visiting. I feels so slow visiting up with everyone these days, so much happening and online a bit less. Great to catch up with you! Happy Days ((HUGS)) P.S. LOVE your banner!

Wool Winder said...

The headband is adorable!

Willow said...

I've been using up bits of leftover yarn making a little striped sweater--free pattern from Lion Brand. I could email you the pdf.

Dee said...

Awwwwwwwww...the bird on the headband is so sweet!

kathy b said...

The headband is adorable!!!

I love your black cat and witch painted pumpkins on the mantel

frayedattheedge said...

I don't have a job, and I don't have enough hours in the day!! The little headband is very cute - I hope you find a pattern to use up the leftovers!

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Those decorative eggs are beautiful, love it!

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JayJay said...

Yes, I've done that too (spent way more than I should to finish a craft project). I justify it by the fact that most other people's hobbies are much more expensive (for example, gaming or skiing). The headband is really cute! I need one for my little Iva, so I may have to check out this pattern.