Monday, March 08, 2010

got the itis

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Maybe it's the  the light on the tree buds,or the explosion of pussy willows at the farmer's market, but I have got a case of both startitis and finishitis.
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Exhibit A: the Airy Cardigan from last May, now just needing one more sleeve sewn in, buttons, and a good disciplinary blocking.
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Exhibit B: while forcing myself to get those clownish socks done, I am swept away by dreams of much much nicer socks, thanks to Wendy Johnson and her new book, Socks from the Toe Up.
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Seriously, look a these. Sportweight. Love. The whole book is light and airy and full of great looking designs, I do believe I am going to try a pair of toe up, soon. Extra snaps for the layout, the type is a good sized, no squinting at the page. And I'm not just saying this because we share a publisher and they sent me the book as an example of stellar tech editing. (True, btw).

I'm also crazy to make a shawl, all of a sudden. I've got a fab red skein begging to be a Traveling Woman. Or maybe a Multinomah. Or an Ishbel. or a Citron. or Brandywine. I'm still at that fickle, everything looks good to me pattern picking stage. Can you tell? Feel free to recommend a not-too-tricky, not-too-frilly shawl or wrap.
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Looky here! Also started. The much awaited English translation of the final book from the Stieg Larsson trilogy, thanks to a UK pal who sent me a copy pre-US relelase. My body might be here but I'll be in Sweden for the next week or so trying to sort out that mess Lizbet Zalander is in.

18 comments:

Carla said...

Jealous I have to wait till May but my name is first on the hold list at the Library!

Yuliana said...

I'm surprised the book hasn't came out in US. I read the english version here in Bergen about 2 months ago. It's a really good and griping book

Carole Knits said...

You've got a lot going on. Love the pussy willows!

Mary Lou said...

I'm still on the waiting list for book two at the library. When you finish book 3 you could hold a contest with that as the prize. i'll check out Wendy's book when next at the shop. Swatching away.

weeble wobble said...

I'm having finishitis too! Isn't it great? (AND SELDOM) I like the sock book you showed, somehow I managed to buy a crapload of sock yarn over the winter, and now that it's getting warm, small projects are in order. Hope to see you at SnB soon! I haven't gone in forever but I am coming out of my cave now.

Joansie said...

The promise of spring is in the air in Vermont as the sap is running. Startitis...is there a 12-step program for that one.

Hmmmm....I need to check out the sock book.

margene said...

Love the pussy willow!

I'm very envious about your book. I'll be waiting anxiously for the audio version, but it will be May or later. boohoo

Laura said...

Is that a mug from Pigeon Forge!? I grew up drinking milk out of those.

I also am dreaming of prettier socks but have held off the startitis so far. I don't think it will last.

Cathy R said...

Might I say: that fox mug is beautiful!! I love foxes.

I am partial to Multinomah (?sp?) since I saw that you had "faved" it on Ravelry. It looks very comforting to wear.

I tried starting a new "spring colored" pair of socks this past weekend, to no avail. They just don't "feel" right.

Frog Frog Frog...

Ellen Bloom said...

My, My! Look at all those comments! I guess we all have start-itis....or want to!!!
My vote is for "Travelling Woman" shawl in that GORGEOUS red yarn! I really like the curved (not pointed) edge on that design.

Cookie said...

Have a wonderful time!

I think starting is fine since you're also finishing things.

xo

Kym said...

Oooh! Lots of itis! I think I have it too.

Jan said...

Mara is a nice shawl.

breezily said...

or Aestlight (a Shetland Trader pattern)

Gretchen said...

I just finished the first book at 1:30am this morning. What a great read. I'm looking forward to the other two.

woolanthropy said...

Oh man, I want to read that book. I have to wait until May too. Hopefully the anticipation makes it all the better.

itis...yeah I got it too.

twinsetellen said...

It must be spring fever. I just cast on for another project yesterday (a bag) and am actively considering casting on for a cowl tonight, despite that I have about 6 other projects already in the works. At least you are finishing some!

gayle said...

My startitis always seems to be accompanied by finishiphobia... Not a good combination.
I haven't seen Wendy's book, yet. I'll have to request it from the library.
Love that foxy mug!