Wednesday, April 07, 2010


It's my third day on Claritin-D, 12 hour. Must be spring.

But that's not why I'm here, folks. I'm here to reveal the Plan. To begin, here is the Cast of Characters:

In this pile of wool are the Shetlands, Alissa and Kevin; the Romney, Sweetpea; a nameless, dark brown Blueface Leicester; and yet another nameless, soft brown Border Leicester (I think ~ I can find no notes on this yarn at present).

The Plan:

Sure, it doesn't look like much at the moment, but enough of these babies joined together and I'll have a large-ish, boxy, Buddhist monk-like sweater kind of thing. I like Simple Mindless/Mindful Knitting. Don't get me wrong, I like the challenge of multiple cables, lace knitting and turning a heel as much as the next knitter, but we're headed into summer. I want portability and ease. I want to see Beauty found in Simplicity and then figure out what I can do with all that once I've knitted up enough of 'em. That's all.

Just off the needles: the Matching By Thickness Socks based on these instructions. Where function is all that matters ~ looking pretty is completely secondary.

On a final note, by the good graces of Something Larger than myself, I'm enjoying a 46th year of life on this planet. When I'm done here, I'm going to Mars. Maybe Pluto, despite the demotion.


Ashling said...

Happy Birthday...belatedly, perhaps? Looking forward to see how the sweater goes.

psiam said...

Is that a skein of something with a paper wrapper I see hiding behind all those named and nubby wonders?