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November 15, 2005

Impulsive Behavior

Although some tend to avoid impulsive behavior, I embrace it.  Isn't impulsive behavior simply a symptom of living in the moment?  Perhaps I'm delusional, but let's go with that.  As you may have realized, perceptive reader, nona's been impulsive recently.  Last Saturday, I felt the need to leaf through my back issues of Interweave Knits.  When I reached Summer 2004, page 74 -- bam -- I stopped mid page turn.  What a fabulous Fair Isle Bag!  Hey look who designed it, Beth Brown-Reinsel!  I'm taking a knitting workshop from her soon.  At this point, impulsive behavior took over.  I finished my Saturday chores -- can you say carrot -- and headed out to my LYS to visit and to buy.  By the end of the day I was happily stranding along.

Have you experienced any impulsive knitting recently?

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lately? it's more like most of the time :) that is a wonderful bag you're knitting. fill us in on the details will ya?

Posted by: terry | Nov 16, 2005 5:33:49 AM

Oh oh... impulsive, that's me!!

One word - Cables! I knitted 5 cabled hats, 2 cabled arm wristers.. Working on my 6th cabled hat now lol :) I have pictures of them on my site if you wanna check them out :)

I love your work Nona!

Posted by: Kitty | Nov 16, 2005 7:09:30 AM

Yeah. Your gloves! ;-) Total impulse.

Posted by: Cara | Nov 16, 2005 7:45:43 AM

Yes! I was sick a few weeks ago, and when I started feeling better, I wanted self-contained project. And, it just so happened I had, on impulse, bought a $30 grab-bag from the Cherry Tree Hill summer sale. Two days later, I had a tea cozy, from last winter's http://www.knitty.com: gory details at http://www.livejournal.com/users/alice_q/47219.html.

Posted by: aliceq | Nov 16, 2005 8:31:48 AM

You're not only impulsive ... you're impulsively fast too! But the colour combination is very beautiful!

Posted by: Agnes | Nov 16, 2005 8:39:07 AM

Impulsive knitting usually hits me when I know there are other projects to be finished! This week: Fibertrends Felted slippers--for 5 people!, Natalya Gauntlets--for me. And REALLY, I'm supposed to be finishing things...see knittywip.blogspot.com.

:o) Beautiful work on the fair isle--as you always do!

Posted by: Kirsten | Nov 16, 2005 9:13:01 AM

I have had an impulsive knitting moment recently -- I saw Glampyre's bulky cabled cardigan, and I had to have it, which is something that rarely happens to me; mostly I'm a DIY knitter. I've just finished it, but still need to attach the buttons, which I will do tonight. And our temperatures have just crashed from still-summer to something you could actually wear a bulky sweater in, so it's perfect timing!

I just took a class with Beth last weekend, on Fair Isle sweater construction, and it was faaaaaaaabulous. She's a wonderful teacher, and a really nice person.

Posted by: Sara | Nov 16, 2005 9:39:52 AM

Hooo, yes....the gloves I'm working on were impulse buy yarn (I know that doesn't sound out of the ordinary, but I NEVER buy things on impulse and hate shopping in general). The Christmas presents I'll be starting soon were in bulk an impulse to make something warm and snuggly for folks this holiday. The Classic Aran sweater I'm working on for my youngest was started on a whim and a small hand pointing to a pattern page, followed by a dash through the stash boxes and a cast on.

I'm all about the impulse knitting right now.

Posted by: Kathy | Nov 16, 2005 10:27:50 AM

I am currently resisting startitis like CRAZY, but only because I suffered a moment of humility two or three weeks ago when trying to choose a color of KSH for the lacy sweater in Vogue Knitting and realizing I had started a sweater in one favorite color and never progressed beyond the back. Plus, I'm cold and want to finish the big, warm sweaters I started late last winter before it's spring again! But once I get at least one finished (one sleeve left, should be fairly soon) and figure out where I left off on the other, I will allow myself to start at least one new item.

Posted by: Daphne | Nov 16, 2005 11:01:26 AM

Pretty! I need to get a good book on how to do all these fun color things. I'm a little scared to just jump in without any directions.

Posted by: Vicki | Nov 16, 2005 7:43:27 PM

Impulsive knitting tends to get overshadowed by impulsive yarn purchasing in the hopes of actual knitting a la Chez Bird.

Posted by: Nancy | Nov 16, 2005 8:50:04 PM

Oh yes! I am supposed to be finishing off Rogue - its starting to get cold here, and casting on for Frost flowers and leaves and instead I am knitting gloves for DH, scarves for daughter and now I am knitting Scarves and hats for the Indiana tornado appeal. Not sure if that is impulse or just procrastination. Everyone is saying how hard the start of F F & L is.

Posted by: Janine | Nov 17, 2005 4:46:41 AM

I am very impulsive, but I don't mind, the only thing I DO mind is that I never seem to be able to finish most of my impulsive projects. I swear I won't start another before I finish one, then I go to the yarn store, buy some yarn, lust over it, and start another impulsive project. :)

Posted by: callie | Mar 29, 2006 6:32:48 PM

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