21 February 2012

Welcome to www.Yarnexploder.com

More news today! I've just finished setting up my custom domain, so you can now reach this site by going to www.yarnexploder.com! Hurray progress!

And for those of you who didn't catch it yesterday, we're doing an awesome giveaway, so go sign up!

In yarn-related news, my Versio is currently blocking and will be ready for a little photoshoot tomorrow! I'm so excited to show you guys how it turned out. I love the smell of Wollmeise when it blocks...

Last night, I tried to look into new projects to cast on, but nothing stood out to me. Of course, I'll be starting the Brownstone I talked about last week, but before I plunge headlong into another large project, I wanted to take a break on something small and quick. I have some WIPS I could finish:

My ongoing Alpaca Square afghan was on hold because I couldn't figure out a good way to seam all the pieces without having the fabric pull and pucker. My interknit friend, Michael, suggested a sewn or 3-needle bind off with live edge stitches, which will do the job well, so maybe I should work on that a bit...

I could always bite the bullet and finish up the sleeves on my Spine Cable Sweater:
Excuse the awful photo... There's something so disappointing about ripping out sleeves and having to reknit them, so I keep shoving this one back into my stashbox like a petulant child.

Or I could get a few rows done on my Blue Heron Rayon Metallic table runner, but it's boring me to death still, so I'm pretty sure I'd get maybe one repeat into it before falling asleep:

The weird thing is, it's not like I hate these projects... They're just not inspiring me right now, and I believe knitting should always bring me joy, not an impending sense of underachievement.  When it feels boring, I move on to something else and save myself the frustration. Why pick a hobby that makes you feel like your downtime is unenjoyable?

I have plenty of time to conform to that particular stereotype... Until then, I'll be surfing new patterns.
- YX


  1. Congrats on the new site! It looks great.

    Recently, I tried explaining the concept of "hibernation" to a friend of mine and he sarcastically replied "Wait, knitting is boring? I never would have guessed!"

    Non-knitters just don't get it, do they?

  2. That spine cable top looks GREAT without sleeves!

  3. Thanks, Mike! Maybe I'll put some edging on it and call it a vest. Anything to get away from sleeves!

    Charlotte- They sure don't. I'm planning a post called "why I can't sell what I knit", to help educate.