Sunday, March 01, 2009

"So whatcha doin'?"

Anytime the Boy calls he asks me "So whatcha doin'?" Inevitably I'm knitting, spinning, weaving or sewing. When he called this afternoon and asked this, I was cutting scrap fabric for a quilt top. He asked "Are you ever not working on something crafty? Don't you ever just not do anything?" I had to think about that one. I can't think of the last time I wasn't making something. Sometimes while watching TV I'll put my knitting down for a while but never for long.

So today I finished this:



eta: oops! forgot the details:
Pattern: Irish Moss Toque (Ravelry link here)
Yarn: Mystery wool (similar to Patons Classic Wool) from Walmart ($4.99/lb bag! woo!)
Mods: -I knit 2 1/2 inches with a finer wool in the same color for a liner to cover my ears on the inside. I knit a turning round with my main wool and then started the cable pattern. I tacked this liner down after it was complete.
-my gauge was off so I started my decreases for the top 1/2 way through the 2nd repeat of the chart - the pattern called for starting after the 2nd repeat. Actually, i didn't discover that my gauge was off until I had completed the 2nd repeat of the chart. I told the Boy "I should have checked my gauge!" to which he replied "Of course! Why didn't you check your gauge? You should know better! I always check my gauge" and so on. I let him go on for a while before I finally asked him "do you even know what that means?" Which, of course, he did not. I called him a dumbass and proceeded to rip out 10 rounds of cables. Fun.

And I cut all of these:


and started sewing this:


So, a fairly typical day. You? What do you do with your "free" time? Do you or can you just "not do anything"? (yeah that question is terrible grammatically speaking but you get the drift)


  1. Nice hat!
    Yesterday it was 37C here, so it was officially too hot to do anything. I had to wait till 9pm before it was cool enough to work. I lay on the couch and read a book. This happens once a year, and while it was lovely, it was also unsettling... so no, I can't "not do anything" unless I forced to!

  2. Lately I have found myself too worn out to make stuff. I watched a whole movie with no knitting!) But I am worn out from organizing my craft supplies (and being a mom) so maybe that does not count.

  3. Sometimes I think my knitting needles are actual appendages!

  4. Okay, I love the hat! Can we see the inside? Did you knit the lining top down or bottom up?

    What are you going to be sewing? It looks fab.

    I always try to do something. If I'm not knitting/spinning, I'm usually reading. I read a lot.

  5. I like that cheapo Walmart yarn....the Georges wool??

    I really love the colours of your quilt! Reminds me a spring.

  6. I love the hat! And I'm with you. I can't just sit anymore. I have to be knitting while I'm sitting. (And, man. I tried to make that sentence not rhyme, but any non-rhyming sequence sounded mighty contrived.)

  7. That hat turned out pretty!
    I can totally understand about always having to create something, as I am exactly the same. Whenever I am at home there is always some knitting, spinning, dyeing or sewing to be done.

    Btw, did you make that iron board cover? I recognise the IKEA fabric, but then again, maybe they sell the covers as well. It just gave me the inspiration to actually sew a cover for my second hand board. It is a bit of an odd size, so I never just bought a cover, but that picture above just made me think how easy it should be to just make one!

    The quilt is coming along nicely! I still got two unfinished quilts, way too many considering that I have never actually finished one, hehe.

  8. I'm loving that fabric piece and can't wait to see how it all turns out.


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