I have a codependency with my knitting.  I often decline social outings so I can, instead, stay home and knit.  However, on the rare occasion that I do get the urge to talk to other humans, I bring my date; my knitting tags along with me to dinner parties, it shows up unannounced at game nights, it makes an appearance while I’m waiting to be seated at Chinese restaurants, and it casually sips a beer along side me at my local dive and laughs at my terrible puns.  And this is how (even though I attend a full time job of sitting in front of a computer designing big metal objects, while incidentally, I am actually dreaming about designing knitwear) this:

grew into this in less than 4 days….Granted, it is just plain stockinette stitch, but damn, I’ve been productive.

Oh, and after over a year of not doing so, I finally went and got my hair cut today.  The guy shampoo’d it and styled it better than I will ever be able to reproduce by myself and I came home and thought about going out to show off my new ‘do.  Then a thought occurred to me to model my knitting project instead, because it’s cold outside and I don’t really feel like being social.  What can I say?  My knitting has a hold on me like nothing else does.  It’s hard to photograph yourself, hence that weird face I’m making.  Also, my bicep looks huge.  But at least I made my bed…sorta….

As you can see, I’m really close to finishing this cardigan.  But herein lies the problem: when I originally bought this yarn, I was going to make this (but without the anchors on the bottom because, honestly, that would look lame on me) so I purchased equal amounts of white and blue yarn.  Then the more I thought about it, the more I really detested that pattern and wanted something different.  I decided something like this, but with stripes.  Now due to my heavy modifications, I am short on white yarn and must put a hold on finishing the cardigan until more shows up at my doorstep, which according to Knit Picks, will be very soon.

While I’m waiting, however, I will be working on a fun sewing project:

A generous gift, courtesy of my dear sissy pants.  It feels like I’m cheating on my knitting, but I’m sure it will understand.  And as they say, absence makes the heart grown fonder.