I am waaaaay distracted these days. And a mail delivery like THIS doesn't help the situation. I can't stop touching it. It's soft. So soft. I ordered 8, in Faded Quilt, and I have no plans for it yet. But I love it. And I can't stop touching it.
That's PART of the distraction problem, but not the whole thing. It's not that I'm not knitting, mind you, but I cannot keep the focus on what I need to be focused ON. I"m divided, scattered, kind of restless. And there's a lot going on, so I kind of can't be.
First off, I got ALL the way through the fronts on my
yes-I-can-design-and-knit-another-sweater-for-Rhinebeck project, only to realize that I'd flipped them and worked the armholes and designs where they wouldn't meet up with the back. And yep, I did that sober. Diana can vouch, since she was there to mock me when I laid the finished fronts on the back for the big reveal. So yes, that's about 20 years knitting and I'm still an idiot.
I have two sweaters in editing and testing, one in writing, and one in knitting. Plus 2 new designs in sketching, and a gorgeous pile of Red Plucky yarn that'll get its own post soon. However, I spend like 15 minutes on each project before I find myself jumping back into another. What is that? Knitters ADD. Is it Rhinebeck? October? Being off the Nyquil after 2 months of yuck? Or that I need to get back to the steady cocktails?
I'm going to go with the steady cocktails for now, as I also need to find the perfect Collins recipe for this, the already-finished-with the fronts-on-correctly Rhinebeck sweater. This is called Collins, (hence the drink quest) and it'll be published right about festival time.
Speaking of Rhinebeck - do you all know about Rhinebeck Bingo?
I've never done it before, but it sounds hilarious. You get a bingo card and check off the bloggers you see as you wander around the fair. Stitchy McYarnpants is organizing, and it gives us all an excuse to go up and say hi and meet the peeps on your card. I think there is a lot of pointing and hugging and photo taking involved. There could be squealing if you're the reason someone gets a win. I'm not so sure how I feel about the squealing, but I'm going to be a square, and I'm going to be a player as well. Playing will be interestng, since I'm blind as a bat and my festival buddy Carol will have to identify my squares for me and point me in the correct direction across the field. Depending on how much burbon we've added to our cider, she might mess with me.
Anyone can sign up to play, but you need to be on Ravelry or have a blog to be a square. Depending on your stalker/stalkee preferences, you can do either/or.
Of course, the more people who sign up, the more fun it is. So far, theres 123 players in the Rav group! Check out Stitchy's page for the details and get in on it! Signups close on 10/9.
In other Rhinebeck preparation news, I got a new haircut with bangs again. Hats look so much better with bangs on my head. And they cover those forehead stripes, also important.
What's your Rhinebeck hat going to be?? I'm thinking beret.