Ever since the knitting gods came after me with their pointy sticks admonishing me over gauge issues I've been afflicted with startitis. HELP!!!!!!!
Chan close your eyes or put on the shades:). Making Chan's gag gift with Anita opened a color world to me. I wouldn't normally choose the color orange but I have been smitten. I think the knitting gods have had something to do with this color change for me.
The top skein is knitpicks sun-kissed. Not so orange but it is pretty. The middle is a skein of alpaca/merino and the bottom is a skein of cashmerino. I dyed both of these skeins and I'm casting on today. Probably a shawl so I can look like a pumpkin going out the door.....lol
The knitting gods enlisted their buddies, the crochet gods to really give me a good dose of Startitis. I have a lot of Noro sock yarn. So my mom and I decided to crochet an afghan from the sock yarn. May I just say, this is addicting! I was going to make this for the youngest son and his wife for Christmas but Mr. Smarty Pants Jr didn't want an afghan that looked like a "technicolor dreamcoat." Good! It's M-I-N-E.....all mine......(greedy laugh).
Of course a new pair of socks to be cast on were not left out of my severe case of Startitis. I downloaded this pattern from a wonderful designer , Verybusymonkey, who only charges $3 for her patterns. Because of the economy she reduced her prices. Isn't that wonderful? These are the Paisely socks. So if you're on Ravelry, check them out.
I must give credit when it's due. Grace made a beautiful afghan called Alita. So the knitting gods preyed on my desire to knit Alita and ........well.....you know, I had to cast on. I love this pattern.
The color is a bit boring but I decided it's for the Mr. Smarty Pants Son who didn't want the "technicolor dreamcoat" afghan. Hrmph!
In order to throw off the knitting gods and Startitis I worked on my window frame of pictures. I want to put a black background behind the pics but now that it is on the wall I may have to print more black & white photos. I don't have many pictures of the three older kids as adults so I'll fill up the panes with the youngest DD and her adventures. Trust me, we have plenty of those pics. LOL
p.s. Is there a vaccination for Startitis? If there is, please direct me to the closest knitting clinic:).