Thursday, December 09, 2010


I'm still the knitting maniac over here.  I'm taking time out to post about this stitch-a-long I found on a new (to me) blog I'm following, Tangled Up In Stitches.  This is something even I crazy needleworker and pet caretaker can keep up with.  This will be like when I came up with the brilliant idea of my New Year's Resolution to make no more New Year's Resolutions.  It's been over a decade and I haven't broken that one yet.

What is it? Totally Useless Stitch A-Long.  You take a jar, put all your bits of threads and yarns in it. Take a picture every New Moon and post it to your blog.  This has me wishing I still had one or two of those huge pickle jars I was saving back in NY.  I have until January 4th to come up a jar and probably will have to upgrade it at some point.

What about my ORTs, you ask?  That's easy, I'll just go around and pick them off D and company. They should be quite relieved to be no longer decorated with all my spare bits that are floating around the place.

If you are interested, go to Daffy Cat's and sign up.  You have until the first New Moon in 2011 to decide. She has all the dates of the New Moon's for the year listed.

From Knitting Kitties

Did you hear that high-pitched glass shattering sound go through the atmosphere this morning? That was me, sorry about your dishes. I noticed that I had tied off only one side of the skein I dyed for hat #2.  It's a complete tangled up mess.  This is going to set me back on my pace.  I'm onto the decreases of hat #1.  It would have been finished last night, but I was distracted by all the interesting blogs I like to visit.

All totaled, I believe it will have taken me 5 days to knit this first one.  I should have those other two and an afghan, plus fudge ready to mail out in 11 days, right?  Yeah, I really need to run along.

Thank you in advance for visiting with me and leaving your comments. I really do enjoy reading them. If you have a blog, I promise I'll make a return visit.


CraftyCripple said...

Ah I wondered why the cat flinched so bad - we heard that in the UK. Sorry you are having a headache with your strings and things.

I think I could manage that resolution as well, I already kind of do that, I just don't photograph it.

Dina said...

Sorry about the tangled mess but on the bright side it is a beautiful color. Think I'll resolve to make the no resolution resolution this year.

Daffycat said...

Thanks for the shout-out and for joining the SAL! This is going to be an awesome stitching year!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Nothing is worse than a tangled skein of yarn!

melbatoast68 said...

Were the bunnies playing with your yarn? Tangled yarn is such a headache. If I joint the SAL, what is Car Guy going to complain about?!

Dayna said...

Oh no! I hate when yarn gets that tangled. I have to be in just the right kind of patient mood to untangle it, too. The color is lovely though!

Dee said...

Welllllllllllll, it doesn't look TOO bad.

Send it on to me. I'll work out all those tangles. I find it kind of relaxing (well, when I'm not knitting on a deadline.)