Thursday, March 16, 2006

Happy happy yarn!

I haven't blogged much this week because I have been KNITTING!!!! Tuesday afternoon, I started knitting a sock using my koolaid yarn. I have been knitting like a fiend ever since. I am so freaking excited about how this yarn turned out and how well it is knitting up. I LOVE IT!!!!

All other sock projects have been dropped. (for now!) I have promised myself that I will knit nothing but this pair of socks until they are done. I just turned the heel on the first sock tonight. It's 12:00 a.m. right now, but I am wide awake so there will be more knitting before I go to bed. My goal is to have them finished before Sucky Knitting Girls night on Monday. I don't know if I can do it, but I am sure going to try!

I bet you would like to see a picture! Well, I don't want to post pictures of the socks until they are done! BUT... I will show you this...
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Really, I cannot tell you how happy this yarn makes me. My first dying project and it turned out perfectly. (In my own humble opinion!)

Since this yarn fits in so perfectly with Lolly's Project Spectrum, I have officially joined! I am checking out all the sexy Project Spectrum buttons so I can add one to my side bar. Thanks Lolly for suggesting I join! I don't know why I didn't do it before....

And of course, joining Project Spectrum now gives me an excuse to buy more yarn (Like I need an excuse.) (Dentist, yarn... Dentist, yarn... YARN.) Because sadly, I have no yellow yarn in my stash for next month. Doesn't that mean I need to purchase some immmediately??

So, I would like to pose a question to you all. I have seen this question discussed on other blogs before and I asked Amie this question the other day. How do you respond to people who say "Make me something!"? I get so irritated when people ask me to make them something. Even more irritated when they don't ask, but demand. It is quite obvious that the average person has absolutely no concept of the time and effort that goes into making a hand-knit item.

I am in a selfish knitting phase right now. I am knitting for ME. I want lots of hand-knit socks for myself. I am not always a selfish knitter. I enjoy knitting for my friends and family. But I don't have any desire to knit for the random people who come up to me and say "Make me something!"

I love Amie's suggestion that I tell them that I will make them something if they come do my laundry for me.

So... how do you respond?


Blogger Laura said...

I like Amie's suggestion. But I just say, "no." and let it go at that. :)

1:02 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I honestly have never had someone demand that I make them something. I am generally in the position of foisting knitted things off on people! I guess my response would be different depending on who was asking and what they wanted. I think you have to be really close to a knitter to ask for something. Like her favorite sibling, one true love, own child, etc! :) I guess I would say something to the effect of "too busy right now."

6:33 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Yea for Project Spectrum! Thanks for joining - it is a perfect fit for you ;) and that new yarn is so pretty!

I had this weirdo come up to me on the train last week-she sat really close and was staring at me while I was knitting. She pulled out a piece of paper and a pencil and asked me for my phone number - she said she wanted to call me and have me knit a pair of socks for her!! I could not belive her audacity - I said "I only knit for family and friends." She proceeded to ask where she could commission work - I was pretty stunned. I pointed her to some yarn shops, but I said, "Perhaps you should learn to knit for yourself" (this was after she had said several rude things - I felt I had to be a little curt to get her off of my back!)

Anyway, hope you are well!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

I can see you're really busy with your own beautiful dyed yarn... you want to focus on that...

I'll just take that Lime Fire off your hands... you know, to take the pressure off you.... because I'm such a good friend....

8:20 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I can't wait to see your kool aid socks!! You are such a tease!

You must join us on flickr!! It is so much fun & easy to use. It's like a supplimental blog with lots of knitting groups & so many amazing pictures!!

Let me know if you join so I can add you to my contacts!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...

Usually I tell them, "Okay, but you have to find, pick and buy the pattern and the yarn." I haven't had anyone come back with a pattern and yarn yet, so I'm assuming that works.

Your yarn looks great! I can't wait to see the socks you're making! How in the world do people make socks so quickly?? I'm in awe!

4:22 AM  

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