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Knitting-Related Diseases: I have them all

You know this knitting slump everybody's been talking about? Well, I'm battling it. I'm combatting my slump with another illness: startitis.
I have quite a few projects on the needles right now. What I've been most excited about, and what's tossed every other project to the side this week, is Yarntini Mimosa socks. The yarn was my first purchase at PureKnits, and let me tell you, Yahaira made me feel pretty special: the yarn was wrapped in lovely paper and ribbon, and I got a personal note! (Nope, the Phildar Green Cardie hasn't progressed since you saw it last).
Now, I was itching to cast on, but I also realized that I am severely afflicted with Second Sock Syndrome. So I boldly decided to make 2 socks at once! The first thing to do was split the hank in 2. I wound my 430 yd hank into a center pull ball and counted how many repeats I had: 32. Then, I rewound my ball into 2 center pull balls with 16 repeats each. (I also started knitting the Lotus Blossom Shawl in Habu's Kusaki Zome silk for my mother, see?).
Finally, I found a cute stitch pattern in Barbara Walker's third book and zoooom! The next thing you know, I was turning the heels. (Can you see the Gentlemen's Fancy Sock with Lozenge Pattern is jealous of all the attention I'm lavishing on the Mimosa socks? And to think I have to make a 2nd grey sock just like it....).



What's that? You can't see my "Elegant ribbing" very well?
And then, to top it all off, I went to the Point last night and bought some South West Trading Company Soy Silk yarn... My goal is to whip up a short, drapey bolero/capelet, something similar to Julsey's Anthropologie-inspired top. I hesitated between Soy Silk and Misti's Cotton/Silk, but Helane sold me on the Soy Silk when she said that it would feel like my favorite worn-in t-shirt...
If only I had the time to knit with all this yarn that I buy!

By Veronique
On Saturday, May 27, 2006
At 5/27/2006 11:15:00 AM