(obviously borrowed from KnitPicks)
It's a sock blank. You order the bare fabric (made of two strands knit together), dye it any way you like, and then kit up two pairs of identical socks. Too cool. That's a whole lot of fun for $11.99. Mine is on the way along with some books (they are having a 40% off sale).
What about this?
It's the February Lady sweater by Flint Knits. I love it!! As soon as I saw it I wanted to drop everything else and start knitting. I ran to my stash and started hunting. No. No. No. Um maybe, no. Oh, I forgot about that, but no. Too solid. Too variegated. Too bulky. Grrr...
I've had the pattern sitting on my desk for two weeks now and I'm trying so hard to resist. I have yarn and pattern ready to go for at least 10 other sweaters. I have something close to a dozen projects on the needles (I'm afraid to actually count). I do not need to buy more yarn or start another project (hey, self are you listening).
Then I saw Irishgirlies version in STR heavyweight and started having palpitations. I thought OMG I have that yarn. It must be fate or karma or something that I knit that sweater. After another dash to stash I discover I have a faulty memory and two skeins of STR Ravenscroft in mediumweight, not heavyweight. Apparently my karma is not so great.
Now I'm left trying to decide if I should knit it with the yarn I got to make one of the other sweaters that isn't exactly what I was thinking of for this sweater(woobu, silky wool, cashsoft), order some STR in Oregon Red Clover Honey, or show some self control and common sense and finish one of the nine million other projects on tap.
Speaking of self control.
My favorite summer treat is now in snack size (coffee almond crunch). Now they aren't quite so guilt inducing and consequently I have much less will power to resist them.