Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's Off With The House Sock Binge And On With The Pinwheel Sweater Obsession....

You're old enough some people say
To read the signs and walk away,
It's only time that heals the pain,
And makes the sun come out again...

("It's Raining Again", Supertramp)

It's raining.....

....and Blaine is waiting to hear from Sprint about whether or not he gets to keep his job... or if he will be layed off.

His department was told that they would know "one way or the other" this week. They told them that the ones who would "be kept" would hear something BEFORE Friday. But the ones who will be layed off will hear ON Friday.

Which means that they all have to wait, minute by minute, in suspense and torture for the whole entire week. And the ones who don't hear by quitting time on Thursday evening will probably spend a very dismal Thursday night....

Anyway, onwards I knit....

And I finished something.

And have you ever knitted something that you just LOVE to pieces?

That would be this Pinwheel Sweater for me. I love this silly thing. It is just over sized and "flappy" enough to wrap me up like in a cocoon---and it's comfortable as anything--- and I just love it!

Of course, I took many "liberties" with the pattern, and I know my haphazard, psychedelic methods of interpreting other people's patterns is not everybody's cup of tea--- but for me it "fits". And yes, just like my socks, the sleeves don't match--- and I just threw in the colors willy-nilly according to my "mood" --- but dadgum it, I LOVE IT!

I put random cables, bobbles, seed stitch, and fair-isle "dots" hither and yon, every which way but loose. And I finished off the edging with a crocheted pattern ("mock ribbing" via front post stitches), and I didn't put any buttons on it because I prefer wearing it manually "wrapped" around me.

I love this silly thing so much that I've begun another one, this time using the color black as the main color instead of the aran color.

Remember how my shrink Fred told me that my habit of knitting "bizarre and gaudy color combinations" was a "symptom" of my mental condition? Well, just to amuse myself, I am going to wear this thing to my appointment with him this week---- and I'm going to keep a straight face the whole time, like there's nothing wrong, even while he's trying to keep his own face straight, HEH!!!

Good golly, I just used the Spell Check function and practically one in eight words was spelled incorrectly. I used to be a good speller, but maybe I'm going even more bats than Fred says I am.....

11 comments:

Knitman said...

Lovely pussy and wonderful pin wheel sweater. amazing.

AlisonH said...

Oh, cool! That sweater looks like a celebration of spring all by itself.

Duckie said...

You should really read the Friday Night Knitting club by kate jacobs. The more I read it, the more I think of you!

Bo... said...

Now you've got me really curious about the book! I shall go get it....

Maggie said...

if Fred really thinks you have problems, he needs to visit Maggie's old house project and hang around my 'normal' life for a while...LOL, He'd find you very sane and normal after a few days around me, a few days in the renovation project I live in..the knitting and doll projects scattered about, the loud parrots, and my attitude...love your sweater, and I will pray that the work issue resolves it's self to Blaine's best interest.. Maggie in IL

Lisa said...

I think your pinwheel looks great and I hope that you do wear it to your shrink's office!

Lisa said...

I think your pinwheel looks great and I hope that you do wear it to your shrink's office!

Jan Webber said...

Bo, it's beautiful! And those misspelled words were all typos, right?

danielle said...

Love the sweater!!!!!
But we need a photo of a body/mannekin modeling it.
I definitely think you should wear it to your therapist appt!!!!
Along with some of your great socks!

kims place said...

Your pinwheel sweater is absolutely gorgeous! I am quite envious of your talent...

Warrior Knitter said...

You are such a fabulous knitter! Where? Where does it say that EVERYTHING has to be matchy-matchy.

I love how creative you are with color and styles.