Saturday, June 09, 2007

Whoa - when was the last time I posted something about knitting? Like six months ago? Are there any knitters left reading this?? I have to admit that end-of-school and Little League have been consuming huge chunks of my time and mind, but that's mostly done so here's a little knitting stuff.

Here are my samples hanging up at The Tangled Web:

WOO HOO!!!!!

Here is the binder with my patterns on the binder shelf at The Tangled Web:

YEE HAW!!!!!

While it is absolutely thrilling to have them there, it is also a little nerve-wracking. Every time a customer goes near one of the samples, I freeze. IS SHE GOING TO ASK ABOUT THE PATTERNS? IS SHE GOING TO BUY THE PATTERN?! I get completely distracted. If the poor customer turned around at that moment, she would see me staring at her maniacally, trying to will her to buy a pattern. Scary Momogus!

Annie told me that she sold a couple of them over the weekend. I guess the novelty will eventually wear off, but for now I am thrilled to see them.

I made a color-coordinated Basic Baby Cap to match the little Chestnut Hill Cardigan:

Mary suggested that she would like to see a pattern for a simple cabled Baby Cap. So I spent the weekend whipping these little nuggets up. (Rowan Felted Tweed and Rowan Cashsoft DK)

Look at the problematic decrease solution!

I love me sometimes!

Now I've cast on for one of the two Basic Baby Blankets. I've had these patterns written up for months (or years, gulp), but it seemed like a lot of knitting and so it was easier to work on smaller projects. But I really want to get these done, so I can have a whole little Basic Layette action going on. Here is the exciting progress shot - won't that make a nice blanket?


Here's the weird thing. For the past couple of years, I kept putting these patterns aside and working on fun stuff for me or Gus or whoever. Socks, lace shawls, sweaters, felted bags - I produced them in droves. This spring I finally said to myself, SELF! FOR GOD'S SAKES, GET YOUR BUTT IN GEAR AND FINISH THOSE MOMOGUS KNITS PATTERNS! So I put away all my "fun" knitting and threw myself at the Momogus Knits stuff. After I got it done and sold all the patterns to The Tangled Web, I thought I'd reward myself by knitting a side project.

I was going to knit this cardigan from "No Sheep For You" (which is the most beautiful book with the dumbest name and weirdest off-putting cover).

I cast on for it and immediately knew I didn't want to knit it right now. All I wanted to do was work on developing new Momogus Knits patterns and knitting samples! Huh. Weird. Unexpected. Human Nature. Cannot predict.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very proud of you, but I'm not the least bit surprised at your knitting accomplishments. You can do anything you set your mind to. You are fabulous!

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the last person to comment on knitting (I leave that to the wife). But I found the words "problematic decrease solution" absolutely brilliant together.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i must say i stared at the pattern book too & watched for people to buy some. i'm so proud! i sat there & was like, i know her. i talk to her. i have shawl contest with her.

oh and i plan on changing the trellis pattern to something else so i'll probably be knitting the shawl again. i t was a fun shawl. just when it gets too laborious, it changes.

11:38 AM  
Blogger diana said...

CG - thanks for the affirmation!

KS - welcome! that problematic decrease solution was one of my least (or most) vervetish moments.

JJP - thank you for scaring the customers when I'm not there. let me know when our Cap Shawl Competition is being held again.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

I read you no matter what (even though the elements are preventing me from thinking clearly enough to comment enough).

GO YOU! GO MOMOGUS KNITS! I need to stop in and say hello. And, um, au revoir too.


11:36 AM  

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