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halloo from the knitting abyss - when you don't know what to do...
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tashabear
tashabear
halloo from the knitting abyss
Sigh. This knitting thing is insidious. After finishing the scarf so quickly yesterday (and I don't know why that surprised me; I knew it would knit up fast), I looked around for other stuff to do, and I found this pattern for a hood on the Lion Brand website. It looks so yummy and luxurious that I just had to try to make it. So tonight we trotted down to Joann and I bought two skeins of Chenille Thick-n-Quick in Sable (a lovely warm brown) and some needles (someday I'll have enough needles, dammit) and I settled in to knit.

What a pain in the arse this is to knit with. I think it's the needles, actually -- my arms aren't long enough to deal with 14" straight needles. I should have bought the circulars, but they were more expensive and I was being cheap. :-( On the other hand, I really like the fabric that's knitting up, and I'm getting the hang of making sure that each stitch is loose. I guess I'd do it again, but I'd buy the yarn at WalMart, where it's a dollar cheaper, and I'd use either circulars or bamboo, or bamboo circulars. These metal thing have got to go; they make my fingers hurt. I'll have to hang onto them for a little while longer, though; I just can't justify the expense right now.

Tomorrow I'll have to trundle down to Tyngsboro to see if I can't get a job at the Weathervane restaurant down there. After I'm employed and pulling down decent tips, then I can worry about spending a little money. Sigh. I just with I could find an admin job where I could wear jeans... I'd even wear nice shoes if I could only wear comfy pants... Then again, I just wish I could find an admin job.

i feel: blah blah

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