Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Magpie Gene


Just for Rosered! I kept promising pictures of the red Dorothy shoes. (I keep wanting to click my heels together and chant `There's no place like home! There's no place like home!' whenever I wear them). And the others are lovely black dressing up to be a grown up shoes. See the heels? Highish, yet solid.

Now back to the scheduled programming.

I think I have a magpie - ooooh look! Something shiny!

Where was I?

Of course, yes, I have the ability to become easily distract.. (shiny! pretty! Ohh!)

Sorry.

Right. I have donned my blinkers and now I should be OK.

I tend to become distracted by pretty shiny stuff - which can be just shiny in the metaphorical sense. New! Exciting!

It happens every so often with yarn or knitting related products - ooh new patterns! NEW YARN!!!!! New projects!

And I currently have a very bad case of magpie-itis! I have been very good this year (look - nearly a whole quarter of the way through!)

I have bought very little yarn. Just the sale yarn in Gawler, South Australia, and the sock club yarn. There may be some yarn on order which has not yet appeared on my doorstep, so that does not count.

I have received some knitting magazines, and have finally got 2 books which were ordered from the Book Depository a while ago, but overall, I have been strong, I have not succumbed to my inner magpie (or my inner packrat).

All good.

But I have been... nervous, unsettled and not quite contented. I have been looking for my next project, given I am on the sleeves of this project and have finished a fish hat for Destructoboy. There are 3 pairs of socks on the needles and the interminable stocking stitch pullover, but I wanted more. I wanted the perfect project. A cardigan jacket. Longish, loosish, fashionable, warm, to be knitted with yarn from the not-stash.


I searched Ravelry. I scoured the queue and project lists. I looked and looked and looked. Back through magazines, through books and patterns. Then last night, I remembered where I had seen it. In the first Debbie Bliss Magazine. Apparently, the instructions are a bugger to follow, and it isn't charted. But I've found the pattern. And I own the yarn (thanks to a de-stash last year).

I feel better now. More settled, happier. All systems go. Oooh! look! something sparkly.......

14 comments:

Rose Red said...

I know what you mean - I'm a total magpie!! Nice that you have yarn already though for the shiny new pattern!

And those shoes - squeeeeeeeeee! I LOVE THOSE SHOES!

Taphophile said...

Ah, the perfect pattern that fits stash-available yarn. I feel better now, too. ;)

2paw said...

Oh what are you knitting??? I've looked on The Ravelry at all the patterns. How did I miss this magazine??? Yes, I am distracted by a shiny 'gold' thing at the moment!! I love your Dorothy Shoes.

Donna Lee said...

The black dress up shoes look just about perfect. We call it the ADD syndrome in my house (oh look! a squirrel!) We are all easily distracted and it leads to interesting conversations. I was feeling the need for something new, too, and luckily the sock club yarn came just in time and I have an intriguing pattern so it was fated. At least that's my excuse even though I have one sweater, one baby sweater, one pair of socks, one pair of mittens and one shawl already otn. Sigh. I never used to be this way.

MadMad said...

Hahahaha! When the page first loaded I was like, Shoes? Have I come to the wrong place? Ha! But very cute shoes!

Bells said...

Sometimes I think my life is all about trying to manage the magpie tendencies. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS. I'm bad at it.

Those shoes. So cute.

Alwen said...

Does it make you feel any better that my very first words when the shoe picture loaded were, "Ooooo sparkly!" ?

Leonie said...

I love the way your mind works, always good for at least a grin if not a downright chortle!

Lynne said...

And she's off and running towards that shiny cup - oops, new knitting project!

Go, go, go!!

Michelle said...

I don't think I can be a true yarn addict. I'm too distracted by those shoes (Gah! Red! Maryjanes! Do they come in size 11?)

Geek Knitter said...

It doesn't do to suppress the magpie tendencies for too long... you tend to over-indulge when you eventually give in.

At least, that's the way it works for me!

Amy Lane said...

shiny? Did you say shiny?

I want shiny... shiny? Colors? What colors... I want colors...

magpies! I see fellow magpies! Must converse with... shiny?

amanda j said...

We are shoe twins!! I have those red shoes!! That's what was in the box!!!

Kuka said...

oooh i love those red shoes! =)