I have a number of things on the knitting to-do list at the moment - you know, the "should"s. I "should" finish my balaclava so that my nose can stop being cold when I go outside. I "should" do the winter hat that one of my most wonderfullest friends asked me very nicely if I could make for her. I "should" keep going on a number of design projects. And so-on.
Yeah, I'm sure you can guess at the sort of thing that happened next.
There are some niiiiiice things in there, man! A really nice range of appealing sweaters/cardis, for example, of which I think Jacqueline might be my favourite. There's also:
- A combination of delicate, thin cables and lace? HELL-o!
- I'm pretty darn keen on these socks. I think that lattice section pointing to the toes looks really cool, and I like all the sweet, tiny striping detail going up the legs.
But what really, REALLY got me finding any excuse I could to drop everything and make them were:
- How pretty is this, eh? And I'm just wondering...could I use this for my friend's hat? Thus giving in to the temptation whilst simultaneously being responsible and taking care of one of my "should"s? Hmmmm...
- They must be mine. And I'm thinking...I could use the same pinkish-red angora that I'm using for my balaclava for the blooms, with a nice neutral colour for the background, and - tadah! - matching mittens for my balaclava! Which connects it with a "should"...making it almost like a "should"...so really, I should be casting on as soon as possible, right? Right?
(I am weak in the face of Teh Pretty.)