Friday, July 4, 2008

As per usual, I have bitten off more than I can chew

So you know how I said that I wasn't going to do any more geek knitting? I totally lied. I've signed up for the Firefly swap, which means that I have to knit another Firefly-themed thing by September 30 and send it off to my swap partner. I have also signed up for the Knitting Olympics, which means that I have committed to knitting a vest during the Olympics. I have to cast one during the opening ceremonies and cast off before the closing ceremonies. Scary! So here is a list of my outstanding knitting commitments:

1. My mom's socks. I'm almost done with the first one. These need to be done in the next two weeks or so. I'm planning to finish sock number one tonight. I am getting over my disappointment about screwing up the stitch pattern. It doesn't matter. I need to finish them.

2. The stranded mittens that I'm test knitting for SophiaKnits. So far, I'm loving these mittens, but I'm a little worried that I'm a bad test knitter. Basically, I don't trust that I know what I'm doing, so I tend to think that if something isn't clear, the problem is me, not the pattern. I need to remember that the pattern is being designed for idiots as well as experienced knitters, and I'm test knitting it for the moron contingent. Sophia said it was ok to blog about the mittens, so I will post pictures in a couple of days when I'm a bit farther along.

3. I am planning to do Stefanie Japel's Back-to-School vest for the Knitting Olympics, assuming I can get Fitted Knits from the library.

4. I've got some ideas about the Firefly swap, but I'm not going to talk about them here, because it's a secret!

Ok, so this is a lot of knitting. And therefore, I am hereby declaring that I will not start any new projects until I have finished these. My knitting dance card is full for the summer!


. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Other than Jayne hats, what kind of knitting exists in the universe of Firefly knitting?

Emily said...

Well, there's this Serenity illusion scarf. This devoted soul knitted her own Serenity. Here's what the crew would look like if they were made of yarn. Jesh has her Simon Tam and River Tam. The only thing Firefly-related about them are the names, but they're cute hats. There's a Kaylee sock pattern floating around, too, but I don't think it's available at the moment.

And there's my own Browncoat Laptop Sleeve, which you can see if you click on "browncoat laptop sleeve" over in the categories on the right. It's kind of a mess, though. I have higher hopes for my next Firefly-related project.