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quite the imagination

I’m really quite good at pretending…

Pretending that I can design tops, knit projects, teach, write well a thought out and hopefully witty post and do my day job all in the span of 24 hours. Not to mention getting it all done before the snow melts into summer.  I am currently wrapped up in a project I can’t quite blog about and all I want to do is blog, show you pictures and tell you about all the fast crazy knitting I’ve been doing.  But I must hit the pause botton on that and rather I’ll discuss all the other rumblings of my mind.

I have a friend from the LYS Ann, who’s eye for knits correspond very closely to my own.  We’ve made a lot of similar tops and find that we always pick out the same ones in new pattern books.  Just yesterday she introduced me to the Claudia-Evilla skirt that she saw on the Yarn Harlot’s blog – a skirt that made even the Harlot order yarn!  I read the Harlot from time to time but not extensively but like her I too am not a fan of knitting skirts but once seeing this  clicked directly to the designer, Ruth Soresen’s site and ordered it up!  Knowing that this skirt probably won’t be casted on until late May (maybe!) I’m thinking of using a cotton or linen yarn.  I also am dreaming of it having the color gradually change down the skirt like the Twinkle Incredible Skirt (Ravelry Link) but not sure how that will look with the lacy pattern of the bottom.

I have also been dreaming about designing sweaters (as per my former post which was totally and a bit embarrassingly pre-published before I could finish writing it).  This is my first attempt at making something fit myself first from scratch – lots of notes have been taking and sketches drawn but no stitches casted on…

I’ve also finally received yarn from a friend for my Phildar top (yup haven’t forgotten about that either). 

I keep saying to myself – oh you’ll get it done in no time and yet here I am still in the midst of my project, stealing some knitting time at the office and taking as much as I can before my lids can no longer stay open at night.  I feel a little out of the loop from the blogs – as if I am outside of a fence watching everyone else play on the swingset.  But I must be patient because once all this is done I can also pretend to see myself swinging higher and higher ,too, face in the sun smiling at all of my knitting goodness.

7 thoughts on “quite the imagination”

  1. sounds like a super duper secret project! it’s hard when you have so much going on in your head and you can’t get it out and on the needles fast enough (and you can’t get what’s on the needles off so you can start new stuff!)

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  2. i know the feeling….behind on blog reading, and life is so busy this month that i’ve done more knitting in my head than for real. *sigh* that doesn’t stop new projects from tempting me either though! someday we’ll get our turn on the swing.

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  3. I’ve got the same problem right now. I’m knitting madly on something I’m not allowed to show. Makes for poor blog fodder. My blog suffers as a result.
    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got going on.

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