I think we all know I’m not anything close to perfect. I’m quirky and more than a little bit of a dork, and I’ve got bad habits. I drink too much coffee. I don’t take my vitamins. I eat too much candy, drink too much coke, and don’t exercise enough. I spend too much money, and I hoard (but it’s too nice to use!). I laugh too hard at my own jokes, sometimes even before the punchline gets delivered. I say I’m sorry even when something isn’t my fault; I’m mean to myself. At one time I pulled grey hairs the second they stood up and waved haughtily at me from the dark depths of my hair. But this came to a screeching halt one morning when, tweezers poised above the offending pale strand, I asked R. Darling if he would still love me if I was completely grey. “Of course,” he replied, “but I won’t love you if you’re bald.” You never saw a pair of tweezers drop so fast in your life.
But with the arrival of Ravelry, a new bad habit has entered my rhapsody of odd behaviors: Silence of the Blogworthy FO’s. I’ve been working on a lot of small projects lately and for some reason, all I care about is logging them into my Ravelry notebook and promptly forgetting them. The pics are there, the details of the yarn and pattern and what I liked or didn’t like, I just can’t seem to remember to blog about them. It seems enough that they’re recorded in Ravelry. But why do I do this? No idea. It’s not like I have tons of things to blog about. I should be blogging about FO’s more than anything. I should be proud and want to share. And my WIP’s have been getting the same stiff arm treatment. So what gives? It’s truly a mystery why I do the things I do. Maybe it’s time to break the cycle.
Pattern: The Perfect Baby Bib (on Ravelry here)
Yarn: Approximately 50-75 yds (0.5 balls) Lily Sugar’n Cream in Swimming Pool & Lily Confectionary Colors in Marshmallow for 12 month size
Needles: Size 7 addi turbo 16″ circular, size 9 dpns, size 7 bamboo straights
Mods: Zip. Zero. Nada.
New Techniques: Nope.
Time Lapse: About 1-3 days each (they’re quick!)
Comments: These bibs came out pretty darn cute. The pattern was easy and I could see myself making a ton of these if I ever have a munchkin myself ;) Next time I’ll add a design to the center panel. But these are for my SIL who I don’t know very well so I didn’t want to make them too crazy in case she isn’t down with the design action.
Pattern: Grassy by Larissa Brown (on Ravelry here)
Yarn: Approximately 0.5 balls Cascade Sierra in Lime – #48
Needles: Size 6 Crystal Palace bamboo 16″ circular
Mods: Zip. Zero. Nada.
New Techniques: Nope. But this is totally my first cowl ever.
Time Lapse: June 27, 2008 – June 29, 2008
Comments: I love this pattern! I wasn’t sure about knitting it in a cotton blend, but I’m really happy with how the stitch definition worked out. It’s slightly floppy but I think that’s o.k. in a cowl. The recipient lives somewhere very warm so I thought something non-wool might be a little more practical, and might come in handy during whatever kind of winter warm clime folks get. The coolest part about this FO is that the designer asked to use my photo on her pattern page! I get all melty when someone likes my photos! And I actually took this one myself too, which makes it even better ;) I think I may be hooked on cowls now…….
So, what about the WIP’s?
I’ve been working on this. But like any victim of bad knitty behaviors, I haven’t touched it in over a week…..
So how about you? Do you have any bad Ravelry habits?