Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Pigs Flew

Who saw it yesterday. Come on, it was all over the place at my house, pigs flying, rumors of hell freezing over, "dogs and cats, living together" (ala Bill Murray) - I've gone and done it - I cast on for Rogue last night, just tossing an unfinished Spring Fling aside, totally messed with my own time-space continuum and, strangly, it doesn't even bother me as much as I thought it would.

Really, you had to see it coming... I mean, with my latest yarn purchases, and the fact that I now actually have a stash - meager at best, but a still a stash. My knit world is all topsy turvy.

I think I'm just developing into what happens to most knitters - I'm just a bit slower and more stubborn (go figure). I now have FOUR, count 'em, FOUR, projects on the needles. My Jaywalker socks, my Flowerbasket Shawl, Spring Fling, and, now, Rogue. I mean really, what's next - the little WIP list on my side bar?! I have totally stuck a toe into the Dark Side - and I'm kind of liking it.

I feel a little light-headed.

Of course, I asked Kaity what she thought about me starting Rogue and setting Spring Fling aside - I don't know, I guess I just needed someone to say it was okay..... yeah right - I know where to go to get the answer I want, don't I? I ask the girl who probably cast on six different things in the last two days while she was home sick..... not exactly good accountability there.

Well - be on the lookout for the stray flying pig. I've done it now, and who knows what I'll do next.... you can all say "I told you so" now. I deserve it, all my one-project-gal boasting, come on, give me your best shot.

PS - this weekend I will be updating Count Your Socks - I'll be checking all your blogs for updated sock counting buttons and posting Monday on our progress.

23 Comments:

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Shelley said...

Hope you've put down papers over your floors...I mean what with flying pigs and all...lol

I've got a few projects on the go myself and I think my line of reasoning is that it is because I get "board" or something with such a large project and need something else to make things interesting...and then volley between the two or three or four or...for example, I got another pair of socks started the night before last, worked on them mostly, and at this point I'm not far from starting the decrease for the toe...but you know what? It's March 1st and I need to cast on my red socks for project spectrum (that's my excuse) so I'll have another pair of socks on the go...ahhh, feels good doesn't it to have WIP's!

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

I actually have pigs flying at my house right now. Really! I have three stickers showing pigs flying merrily on their piggy wings. They are stuck on my sliding glass door to keep the unwary from crashing through the glass, thinking the door is open. (This happened to a classmate of mine right in front of me, and it is NOT PRETTY!) I wish I could peel at least one off and send it to you, but I am afraid it would just shred to pieces.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

Now you need a puppy.

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Lynda said...

MaryAnn - when I was a kid, one of my best friends ran straight through our sliding glass door, too! You're right - scary. She was very lucky and totally unharmed- and this was before safety glass.... big jagged pieces of glass! Better keep your pigs where they are!

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Tam said...

Oh, crap. You've done it now. You know there's no going back once you start being a project harlot. (speaking as the voice of experience). Well, at least you'll have a large and supportive group to enable...I mean HELP you. I used to be SO GOOD and then I started reading blogs and seeing all the cool stuff everyone else was making. That was the end of the innocence. Right now I have 4 projects on the front burner. That is not to mention the (inaudible mumble) that I have in bags stuffed in containers in my room. I'd like to say you'll be sorry you started this... but you actually won't so why lie? ;-)

I wondered what that crackling sound was! Musta been hell freezing over. hehe

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Ruth said...

welcome to the dark side. muahahaha! ;)

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Areli said...

How could you help yourself, new yarn, a gorgeous pattern. You had to cast on. Can't wait to see your new progress bars.

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Hey, you knit what you want! It's what it's all about, lady.

Having said that, I did hear about the freak meteorogical event in So Cal with the flying pigs. Crazy.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Now, the 4 projects you have on the needles are all very different. If you had 4 lacey shawls, or 4 cabley sweaters, well, that would be something else entirely. This is just reasonable, so you don't get bored and don't develop a repetitive strain injury. :)

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Wool Winder said...

I'm one of the odd ones that feels stressed when I have too many projects on the needles at once. Three at a time is my limit, but two is better. Still, I say go for it if you want to...knit and be happy!

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Noeysmommy said...

Yeah! You've joined the rest of us with Knitter's ADD! I'm so proud!

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger candsmom said...

The dark side has lured yet another willing knitter over! I wouldn't have been able to resist the pretty Rogue yarn, either. And besides, what else could you expect from something called "Spring Fling?" ;-) Take care, Lynda!

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

I love that color for Rogue! So pretty! And welcome to the dark side! It almost killed me to only have one (OK, I had a pair of socks too) project on the needles during the Olympics. It is actually relaxing to have several now!
And I finished another pair of socks last night! Woo Hoo! All for me!

 
At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

Joe just cast on for her first "other" project today and I couldn't be prouder. She is now officially "one of us" and so are you!!! Mwaaa haaaa haaaa.....

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger Knit and Tink said...

Sock knitting is my favorite kind of knitting. I joined your count your socks! thanks!

 
At 5:34 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

Aren't you becoming quite the rebel?

Amy

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Talitha said...

Oh, Lynda. See, it's not as bad as you thought it would be... almost fun even, hey? I can't wait to see your Rogue all finished, so I'm glad you cast on for her.

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Maggie said...

I love the color you've chosen Lynda. Can't wait to see your progress.

 
At 4:46 PM, Anonymous heather said...

Having more than one project at a time is no big deal really. It's when they start talking to you that's scary.

"psst, come on Lynda--finish me, knit me, finish me....."

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Fly...be free :o)

Your sweater is going to be wonderful!

 
At 3:34 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Woo-hoo for project polygamy! Really, it keeps you interested in your knitting. :)

I love that Bill Murray quote. Dogs and cats, living together...

 
At 4:16 AM, Blogger Lolly said...

I can't blame you at all for starting on your Rogue! That pink yarn is gorgeous, and will make a lovely sweater, no doubt about it! and it is PINK for Project Spectrum!

Can't wait to see more, L!

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger Sheryl said...

I have missed so much - where do I begin? Spring Fling is great the lace looks beautiful. What a great hubby - the day sounds like fun but I am sorry for Kaity - I am sure she is better by now. I recognize a fellow rebel when I see one - I feel the same way about yarn - I usually sub as well. The Rogue is BEAUTIFUL! I am very impressed you hot spicy mamma you! I missed keeping up with you - take care!

 

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