Monday, April 7, 2008

She's back, and itching to get started.

It's official. The knitting bug has hit again.

I've been a bit out of whack with the fiber arts. I've been attending our GW Stitch n' Bitch and knitting Alicia's hat (still). Oh, but my heart had gone missing. I think this had something to do with the Saga of Alicia's Hat, which is now in it's third repeat of being knit. We measured her head, with all that glorious curly hair, and it came to 24". So I knit a 24" hat, and then...when finally it was done, it did not fit. This is after having to rip back once before thanks to screwing up the decreases somehow. Sigh. If anything is going to kill your morale, it's messing up a simple hat.

But then. Well, last night, I'm sitting at my computer and I end up on the Interweave Knits website for some reason or other, only to have my face assaulted with beautiful pictures of the Frock Camisole. And then it started, the fingers began to itch. A quick stop over to Ebay to find the yarn I wanted, a few clicks of the mouse to purchase it, and then suddenly I needed a new project right now. I did not want to wait for the yarn. I needed something new, and different, and lovely right now. Did I mention I needed it right then?

So then came the queue on Ravelry, the browsing of my dear stash, so full of cotton yarn from the sale last summer at Knit Happens, the selection of the Summetime Tunic and the Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere in a beautiful green color.

And so you could find me this morning on the metro, casting on for my new project, giddy, even if it was difficult to count the stitches as I listened to my iPod.

I'm back, baby. I'm back.