Secrets and Obsessions

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I finished a blanket!! And, by my deadline! (check out Rav for the details.)

I’d been wanting to make Babette (which is crocheted! ::gasp::) because it’s just so freaking pretty – and it reminded me of the blankets that my grandma used to have – but with a nice new modern feel. But I knew that if I made the blanket for myself, it would take years. Probably even longer than my log cabin did.

So I pitched the idea to my mom (the one with the mad crochet skillz) that we BOTH work on it and present it to my sister as a graduation present. She liked the idea and one awesome yarn-shopping-trip later, we were all set to go. I did crochet some of the squares, though my mom did more than her share. I had the awesome job of seaming, weaving in the ends and making the border. The fun stuff right?

It was worth it. My sister likes it, and as a friend said: It’ll be perfect for those movie nights.

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I started a new, mindless sock.  I lurve it.  The yarn came from a sock blank swap that we had over on Ravelry and the package totally made my day.

I know that I promised that I was going to design a sock and show you the whole project along the way… but there are a few things stopping me right now, only one of which is that I haven’t yet come up with a stitch pattern that I want to use.  The other thing?

I have an addiction.  An obsession really.

I’ve become a twilight fan.

Luckily, I only started the series 2 weeks ago so I haven’t had to wait that long for the final book to come out (tonight.  Midnight.  Eeek!) – but I’ve re-read all the three books and I can’t stop thinking about it.  I joined a Ravelry group and it’s more than 3/4 of my posts (out of the last 30 days) on Ravelry now.  At knitting night last night, I was yelled at more than once for checking out some of the latest posts on the topic.

As you can imagine, reading about 2,000 pages twice (and daydreaming about irresistible vampires) has seriously cut into the knitting time.

Anyway.  I was ashamed and hiding my addiction, but now I just don’t care – I fully acknowledge that I have an addiction.  Kalani reminded me that this is the first step.  This should all be over in a few days and then I’ll hopefully be back to my knitting self.

And Mom?  You still cannot read these books.  Edward is mine and I don’t want him in your head.  I’m just not comfortable with that. Really, I’m just trying to protect you from this terrible addiction.  Yea.  That’s it.  I’m just looking out for your best interest.

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15 Responses to “Secrets and Obsessions”


  1. 1 leah August 1, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Your blanket looks awesome! Who wouldn’t love it?

  2. 2 kristin August 1, 2008 at 10:38 am

    I know how you feel – I am ridiculously obsessed with Harry Potter. Just wait until the first Twilight movie comes out – then it will be REALLY bad.

  3. 3 Kim August 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    BEAUTIFUL blanket!

  4. 4 orata August 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Babette is so pretty!

  5. 5 Kalani August 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    ZOMG, look at the blanket! So purty! And do let us know when the Twilight Twelve-Step Program really gets under way. :-)

  6. 6 lauren August 1, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    your sister must LOVE snugglin’ up in that in that cozy and colorful blanket! serious props to you and your mom for creating such an AMAZINGLY beautiful blanket.

    can’t wait to see how your mindless sock progresses:)
    love and miss you LOTS.
    lauren

  7. 7 fairgirl August 1, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    So great – I am totally jealous of your sister :)

  8. 8 Aunt Carissa August 1, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Incredible blanket…I love it!

  9. 9 Alison August 2, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Lovely! I have plans to attempt a Babette, but it will most likely be one of those very drawn-out ongoing projects because I will want it to be ALL MINE. This would actually be an excellent project to plan for next summer — it’s too hot in MD to even pretend that I can knit or crochet anything that will touch my lap.

  10. 10 chemgrrl August 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I think it’s kind of funny that you finished your Babette before I even *started* mine. But it’s gorgeous! I’ll bet those ends are well woven in. :)

    Isn’t there a twilight movie coming out? I think I saw a trailer for it. It has the guy who played Cedric Diggory in the 4th HP film as Edward, yes?

  11. 11 Karen August 4, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I love your Babette! I have to make that one too someday. Have to!

  12. 12 Carol August 6, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Babette is gorgeous! Absolutely beeeyoootiful! I go through obsessive fits. For a while, all I eat for breakfast is strawberry smoothies. Then I have to reread all of Tanya Huff’s novels. THEN I need to redo my wardrobe in brown instead of black…etc…So I totalay get it. Have fun!

  13. 13 livm August 7, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Beatiful blanket in lovely colours!


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