Undone Sweater and Random Musings



How can a sweater that I've invested three weeks of knitting time be undone in 1 1/2 hours?  Yesterday found me in a very merry mood and I was mentally stable to do the "deed".  You know.....frog.  Now all my bundles of wool are safely placed in a wooden basket awaiting for its second fate.  Right now I need a break from thinking about the sweater that is no more.

I'm in a random mood so here are some random thoughts from my week:

-I'm a fan of tissue paper and gift bags this year, so quick and fast.
-my birthday was fantastic, thanks for all your well wishes!
-I broke down and ordered four inch interchangeable needle tips and cords in chiaogoo needle brand from this place.  I have the five inch tips and LOVE them but I wanted to be able to use them on hat knitting. (metal of course)
-I then notified my husband what he bought me for my birthday ;)
-brownies do not replace birthday cake, but it's a close second
-the more Frodo snuggles close, the colder it is outside-no need for a thermometer.
-I dislike sifting through a packet of grapes looking for the non-rotten ones to eat
-can't throw away the packet of grapes-waste not want not mentality
-Looking forward to seeing my kids next week :)
-the song that I hum is "winter wonderland" (Johnny Mathis version).  Frodo is not a fan and keeps giving me weird looks.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

(the red notebook is this- bought at a local art store, this is where I tuck my favorites quotes and random thoughts-the book is really for artists but I loved the red cover!)

Comments

  1. As hard as it must have been to frog the sweater, at least now you get to knit with that gorgeous orange yarn again. :-) Have a great weekend!

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  2. That beautiful orange yarn...I had to unravel a great portion of the piece I am currently working on. I hated to have to do it, but it is a gift for someone and I only want to give it my best shot. SO, I have now reworked all of the yarn I had to unravel and am on the go again!

    Loved reading all of your random thoughts...especially about the grapes! We think along the same lines! lol Love it!

    And I REALLY like your red notebook! A safe keeping place for your favorite quotes. I just found one this morning by Oswald Chambers that I will enter in mine later on. :)

    Have a great weekend, Karen!

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  3. I am really good at frogging sweaters - since I tend not to check gauge. Once I knit a sweater that was too big and instead of ripping out and winding into balls I just knit from the old sweater into a smaller sized one. HA!

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  4. I too have a stationery thing going on. The older get, the more fussy I get about using this pen or that type of book or paper - can't imagine what a fusspot I'm going to be in twenty years time!

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  5. So, so sorry about your sweater but glad you are at peace with the frogging. We all need a good place to pencil in those words worthy of remembering; I like yours. Grapes like the ones you've descried we guiltlessly feed to our laying hens...they love them. :) Have a great weekend!

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  6. I use this brownie recipe and a basic butter cream frosting for brownie-cake. If you leave it in the fridge for a day it tastes like super-soft Oreos. Yummm!

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  7. Those orange balls will look very seasonal and festive just in a bowl for awhile. Really great color. (Love the red book....is it line-less? I'm starting to sort of insist on no-lines for my journals...makes me do more sketching and doodling!!) Have a great weekend!!!

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  8. I am so glad you can use the yarn for something else! Now it's a blank canvas again, just waiting for the magic to happen!

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  9. I always buy my own birthday gift and let Mike know what it is, it works so much better than letting him wander a store and bring something home I don't want/need.

    Love Johnny Mathis!

    PS- we are suppose to be only 49 for a high on Sunday....my woolies are out and waiting!

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  10. Have the most wonderful weekend Karen :)

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  11. Now I have the sweater song stuck in my head...you know, "if you want to destroy my sweater...."

    It's great yarn, I'm sure it'll find its destiny at some point!

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  12. I love that red cover, too. ;) That yarn has a better destiny... I'm not sure what... but, I know it will be put to a higher purpose than an "unloved". have a great weekend. blessings ~ tanna

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  13. I love coming to read a Friday post. You just set the mood I want so well! I'm always nodding my head when I read. Yes, to gift bags and tissue paper. (I like to put hand knits in multiple layers of colored or pattern tissue, sometimes with stickers, haha-- i'm older than 12 I swear.) I love telling my husband what he's purchased me -- even on non occasions, and I just baked brownies with heath bar toffee sprinkles on top for the work potluck. Letting go of the frogged, awesome -- I'll try to be better about that one. Have a great weekend. Thanks for the post.

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  14. Hard to read about your frogging task but glad it's behind you. Do you do anything to unkink the yarn? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  15. I like that, 'mentally stable' to do the deed. So true! I usually have a period of knitting-grief when a project hasn't worked out and I have to frog it, and once that has passed I can do the deed. It's length, however, varies. :)

    I'm suddenly craving fresh green grapes...

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  16. man, the frogging is the worst part. I always just want to cut the yarn into pieces and throw it all over the house. I never do, but I want to!

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  17. You are an artist so the red notebook fits!

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  18. I keep a blank book nearby nearly all the time for random jottings, quotes, notes, etc. I like your little red one! (and I certainly agree about the grapes)

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  19. It must be hard to frog an entire sweater but I suppose the more you do it, the easier it is! I have a hard time frogging like 6 rows of a scarf! lol
    Lisa
    www.needlesandwool.blogspot.com

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  20. What a lovely colour the orange is - and well done for being in such control. I hope you had a lovely birthday - mine was last week too - I ordered my present online and handed the parcel to my husband to give me back the next day xx

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  21. You can now start dreaming of what that gorgeous yarn is going to become next. Perhaps a different sweater? I love Handsome Fibers. I made a wish list that my family ordered from last Christmas. They were wonderful to deal with. I'm sure you will love those needles.

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  22. Haha - I loved this post - I totally buy things for myself and give them to my husband to give back to me as gifts. Love. AND I share your grape sentiments - Mr. usually is okay with the ones I'm not okay with - it works out!

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