Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dueling passions

Being the fickle knitter I am, I decided to tackle another project that has been on my wish list for well over a year. Christmas 2006 saw the completion of this felted bag for my sister from Bags - A Knitter's Dozen. I vowed then that I had to have one of my own. With the frogging of Dickinson, I had some lovely yarn that was just begging for another cable pattern.

When the DH asked what I was making, I showed him the pattern. His response: "What, another bag?!?" Alas, even after 20 years of marriage, he can't seem to wrap his head around the fact that I have a bag obsession. Poor fella.

I have to admit that rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast are seriously cramping my knitting style. It is distressing to me because so little actual knitting progress seems to be getting accomplished and I have so little to blog about. I'm steadily plugging away on multiple projects in the few spare moments I have right now but they are all growing in very slow motion.

I have made significant progress on one sleeve of the Center Diamond Sweater and I've turned the heels and am on the way up the cuffs on the Chocolate Twist Socks for DH's birthday next week but neither project really warrants a photo yet.

On the other hand, I am having the time of my life preparing for Beauty and the Beast. The tavern scene is very challenging to block but is going to be spectacular and hilarious. I come home so excited and energized that I'm having a hard time winding down and going to sleep. And when I do, I dream about the show. It has been 20 years since I participated in a theatrical production like this and I'm totally falling in love with the theater all over again.

I may be a slow knitter at the moment, but the show must go on.

And the knitting UFO's will be patiently waiting until the show closes, like the true and faithful friends they are.


Sheepish Annie said...

I seems to me like you are getting quite a bit done!

Guinifer said...

You sound so excited - it's kinda cute.

Rani said...

That tavern scene is amazing! (When I saw the Broadway one).

The bag is gorgeous (you sisters)! I've never seen a felted cable before.

ps. Say hi to Bill (coldwell) for me! He's my parents neighbor and a great friend of the family!