Monday, November 12, 2007

Rationalizing Casting On

I'm sure you've been in this situation. Deadline knitting swims along, but needs a bit of attention. Not a lot, mind you, but a bit. You find that you are doing something that will involve driving and standing in lines a lot (e.g., Disneyland). This part may not be true: You have an Eternal Houseguest sleeping in the garage with your yarn stash. Ho hum. You NEED an absolutely mindless knit for the driving/line waiting. Your WIP's are: A Cardigan for Arwen (attention to cables needed, plus I'm only 7 rows from the short row decreases on the sleeve) and Pomotamus (no way!).

I can't go out there and get sock yarn for a stockinette sock unless Eternal Houseguest comes inside before 8:30 (LOL!). I have NO OTHER OPTIONS! I must CAST ON a yoked top down cardigan with handspun yarn! Handspun is the yarn stash that lives in the house.

You see my dilemma? Don't you agree I have no choice?!?!? So I'm taking my 134 yards of handspun singles to Disneyland, my 5's, my 8's and half a brain and I will have a lovely day, thank you. This sweater may never get finished but at least I will have a nice time waiting in lines (or with DD who doesn't like "scary" rides). When I run out of yarn, I'll switch over to Cascade 220 for the body or some Montera I have in the stash outside, but there's no way I'll get through all this, right? Especially if I do the Arwen in the car.

Wish me luck!



Blogger Heide said...

That sounds like a perfect solution. No fair telling us about it and not sharing pictures though!

7:58 AM  
Anonymous jessie said...

You have no alternative.

3:14 AM  

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