Friday, September 14, 2007

Sanity maintenance.

Hi. Can you help me? I can't seem to find the week that just flew by. Oh...right. There it went. Good-bye, week. Okay, the good news in my search for the long lost week that has passed between this and my last post is that it is once again Friday. Yay, Friday! The bad news is that I must cope with the fact that I can't seem to get everything I need to get done in a week done in a week. Know what that means? Time for some sanity maintenance.

Yes, yes! Just the thing! The perfect tools for sanity maintenance...a goodly mix of wooden knitting needles poised and ready for action and a hank of crumbs & co. handspun fiber in the most perfect shades of aqua, moss, and grey. Nothing like the discovery of handspun fiber to cure one's frazzled state. Mmmmm, handspun's my newest love.

Ahhhh, all better now.

CPH Update: I just can't seem to get the button band finished in a way that I am satisfied with. So, I am now ripping and re-knitting. Why is it I can manage to knit an entire sweater plus hood, but I can't get a button band right?? This weekend, I will prevail. I. Will. Prevail.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Blogger Stacey said...

that is some amazing handsupun - she has some beautiful yarn!!!! conquer that button band! it's those finishing details that we all agonize over!

10:20 AM  
Anonymous diana said...

That handspun is amazing. What gorgeous colors! Hope you have a sane and somewhat relaxing weekend.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Margaux said...

gorgeous yarn!! and yet it's ludacrious how fast this week went, i too have had the 'what the f' where did this week goooo feeling too! I also had to rip and re-knit that button band many times!! You Will Definitely Prevail!!!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

You will prevail! You will! That said, I'm already dreading my tangled Yoke button band. It's just so out there, you know? Right in front and everything.

11:15 AM  
Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

Yep, that yarn looks like it might be just the ticket.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Mozilla said...

Go go go you can do it. You WILL prevail!!

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh, my favorite colors - blue, green, and grey! Your wooden needle collection is beautiful, too. And you've made me realize that mine would be far more attractive if they lived in a lovely hand-thrown vase, and that I have just such a vase for them at my disposal. Good, reorganizing my needle collection will give me something to do while I wait for my Good Soapworks of Athens package to arrive! :)

12:16 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beautiful yarn and photos!

You will prevail on the buttonband! Brooklyn Tweed had a post, I think, on one of his buttonbands and how he got his to look so good (it was an EZ trick I'm sure). But it was from several months ago.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

Mmmm, wobbly pretty yarn! I have got to get myself some of that. (Ok, or just yarn. Any nice yarn will do. Nice grey yarn.)

12:43 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Just the PICTURES of that yarn are soothing me in my own frazzled-week sort of state, so it must be quite the panacea in person.

Prevailing will totally occur. I have faith.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Micki said...

Hang in there! Pretty yarn always helps matters.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Darn it! Why did you have to go show me that handspun? Cause it turns out that Crumbs is selling the very same handspun that I was drooling over last week on Flickr. It's already on its way to me and it's all your fault. ;)

1:02 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Show that button band who's boss! Sorry the week by so fast, but hey: weekend! Enjoy it!

1:39 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Well, button bands are such a strange breed, aren't they? Don't be too hard on yourself, I f*ck them up on a regular basis!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous jennie said...

Hang in there -- it's friday!

Gorgeous yarn, gorgeous needles, definitely the cure for all ills.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

happy prevailing! have a great weekend.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

That first picture is a beauty. Thanks for sharing.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Sanity maintenance. I love that phrase. I'm in need of a good tune-up myself.

Love the handspun. Good luck with the button band! You *will* prevail. :-)

5:18 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

I ripped out a button band last night too (for the third time). I am totally blaming the yarn.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love that yarn! great colors!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

I know you hear this all the time, but . . .

wonderful photos

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Oooh pretty! That made me feel better, calmer, too.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Wow! I love that handspun. What are your plans for it?
I wish I could help. Alas, I fear that I have lost the past week too.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous yarn!

(Also: Wait, there was a week there? Oh, crap...)

11:41 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

That is lovely handspun!!!

I know you will prevail over the CPH!! I can't wait to see it!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Fantastic photos - and good luck with that band!

4:51 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

totally, totally gorgeous handspun! Good luck with the stubborn band. You can DO it!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this year has been the worst for 'the week just flew out the window' -ness.
And nothing soothes the soul like a little bit of handspun. Mmm...

11:47 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Ooh, that yarn is great and I can't wait to see your finished CPH... It'll be perfect for the cool Philly weather!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

lovely handspun, the colors are perfect together.

here's wishing you luck on the button band front. i feel your pain, i'm never satisfied with mine, but eventually i just settle for something very "homemade" looking. :)

11:54 AM  
Blogger Poshyarns said...

Oh that is lovely stuff, very soothing indeed. Hope the button band issues are sorted now.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

Oh that handspun! To die for.

2:37 AM  
Blogger 2begin2 said...

Beautiful yarn - incredible pictures!

9:54 PM  
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