Thursday, 14 October 2010

Startitis and kind Mummies

Oh dear.


It appears that I have completely succumbed to that terrible disease........


Woolly Startitis :o(


I think I keep buying more wool and starting new projects in a vain attempt to solve other more tricky problems but it's just not working and I have far too many things on the go.


So I thought I'd share them with you all.


Along with the new sock wool I bought yesterday - even though I have only 1 Polly Jean, 1 Rhodie Gus, 1 9-5, 1 Monkey and 1 Circle Sock and various other solitary plain socks plus a few halves on the needles. Oh, and the wool for a crocheted Queen Anne's Lace scarf that I frogged yesterday. And the teddy bear that I bought the wool for then passed over to Dot to knit instead...................

It seems I cannot be cured.

But here are some beautiful flowers from my wonderful Mummy


and my lovely Mother-in-Law

 
to distract you from all that wool......................

P.S. The projects are:
1. Flowers in the snow blanket
2. Some chunky alpaca wristwarmers
3. My first attempt at my own design for long 4ply wristwarmers (which are taking ages hence the speedy ones at no. 2)
4. Ishbel

29 comments:

Michelle said...

Yes! You have wooly-itis and I do believe it may be highly contagious as I seem to have caught it just by looking at all of your gorgeous UFO's.

Mam's are lovely aren't they... mine is too :0)

You'll have to keep on a-clicking and get some of those projects finished - you and Dottie can have a knitter-natter hehe x

nicolette said...

Wooly-itis... once upon a time I had it... and now I have quilti-itis. You could wonder what’s worse.. !

Lovely flowers from your Mom!

trash said...

Lovely flowerage Missus Locket. I am in envy of your Startitis. I just keep buying the yarn and doing nothing with it!

Keepapi Creative said...

Hmmm fresh flowers lovely. Is there a special occasion why both mums are getting you flowers?
Wool is just as dangerous as fabric for screaming buy-me-now-you-know-you-want-to. But as trash says, at least you have started stuff rather than looking pretty in a box under the bed!

periwinkle said...

I think you might need to join Marees WIP project finish thingy :-)

wonderwoman said...

i think its that time of the year - starting to feel coldm so get more wool!!!!


xx

Jodie said...

Lucy, its a dreadful disease...perhaps you ned to buy more fabric?

Jackie said...

I used to have that problem with woolly things and I never goy the complimentary disease finishitis. You could always roatate them daily so you'll never get fed up.

Lina said...

I'm not sure which is worse, startitis or second sock syndrome. Sounds like you need to see a specialist...

melanie said...

Yip, i have that illness too :) xxx

WendyBee said...

Keep in mind, this will pass, or at least subside for a while. Keep sharing, your pics are lovely!

ladydi said...

You're all set for a cozy winter. Looks good! (and who said your socks have to match anyway?)

Moogsmum said...

Must be something in the air - startitis has been rife round here too........mind you, I seem to spend more time thinking about what I could knit/crochet/sew than actually doing it!

xxx

Ally Johnston said...

Oh dear, poor you. At least I know the name of my virus now. I think the cure is out there but I haven't found it yet. Maybe it's lurking in the deepest wildest parts of Wales.

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm. Methinks if the mother's have given you flowers, I have missed your birthday. Yes??? Sorry about the startitis -- I hope you're comforted in the fact that you're not alone. Your projects are beautiful!

joanie said...

Oh I'm glad there's a name for it. I know I've had a touch of Startitis myself. Perhaps there's a self-help group for it, Startaholics Anonymous? If not maybe we should start one, and give each other regular pep talks about finishing, or moving on ;)

Michaela said...

Oh Startitis is such a serious condition. I know it well! I have suffered from it all my life, or so it seems. I bow down to your greatness with Ishbel - she's looking beautiful, gorgeous colour. Love the new sock yarn, I've got some Regia lurking in one of the stash-bags somewhere, perhaps I ought to dig it out and start a new sock. I need a new project. Haven't started one for a few days...

Helen said...

Oh . . . you must seek therapy . . . the longer you leave it the worst it gets . . . just look what happened to me . . . .

Claire said...

Different life, different city, same me -

After a long summer hiatus I am back and blogging. Expect more wacky face painting, luminously iced cakes and general slightlynoodles-ness!

Please drop by for a spot of tea,
Yours truly,
Slightlynoodles Esq.

PS: Cath Kidston rocks my world. I sympathise completely.

urban craft said...

yum, and I hear that alpaca is just dreamy to work with.

Leanne said...

Lucy I have a similar affliction. We just got new carpet and I had to clean out my walk in robe. I have bags of wool but nothing started. I have no idea what I was going to make with all this wool. At least you are starting things.

julie said...

Oh no - I think I must have caught woolly startitis too. I blame it on the cold, wet and windy weather - it makes you want to curl up and hibernate in a cosy chair in a little next of yarn! Have fun with all of your projects!

Annie said...

Lovely lovely flowers. Wish you could visit my garden at the moment as I have flowers in abundance. Good luck with all those projects.

Karthi said...

Lucy Locket, where are you? Really missing your posts here! Just reading your blog is a wonderful treat for me and I've been missing you especially during the last week when i had a bad wisdom tooth episode and could really use something to cheer me up. Hope you write soon!

Annie said...

LOVE the flowers, and all that wool is making me feel hot over here in OZ

Anonymous said...

Not as many projects as I've got on the go...........you'll get through them eventually! Fran

Kitty said...

You need to contract a bit of finishitis to counteract that startitis! I have to say though, that all your starty bits are rather lovely. Nice fleurs too. x

Thimbleanna said...

Mrs. Locket Darling ... I'm just a wee bit worried about you. I hope everything is going well for you and all the sweet little Lockets!

Kitty said...

Hi Lucy - I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. I hope you all have a wonderful 2011. :) x