Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Q is for Que

Knitty Professor came up with Q.B.L.E. We all know about S.A.B.L.E. - Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy. Well she came up with Que Beyond Life Expectancy to describe the amount of things one has Queue-d up in one's Ravelry profile.

I don't attend to my Ravelry-ness as much as I should. I think if I put all the things in my stash and library that I actually have, it would crash. Or else I would crash - crumpling in a ball when I realize how much yarn I have and will never get to and yet keep buying more!

And the Queue. It would just depress me to know that I'll never get to all the wonderful things I want to make! And it would distract me from the many things that I already have planned for the making. Like this little number I just saw today. Could you die from the cleverness of the secret little sleeve panels?

Lately, I tend toward ribbed items. Like Tubey - I've had the yarn for this since the pattern came out (Winter 2005)! I think I figure that with ribbed sweaters, they'll fit me now and they'll fit me later whether I lose or gain weight. Stretchy is good.

I have 7 things listed in my Ravelry Que. Haven't' cast on for a single one. Got about 10 things on needles. May eventually finish one of them. Actually, I've been pretty monogamous as of late. At least for me. I'm working on Icarus for the LYS, a Moebius Vest for my mom, and that damnable Bed Jacket for me. I hit the Icarus a couple of hours a day. I work on Moebius when I want to watch TV and need something mindless - like when I want to actually see what I'm watching (I'm looking at you, LOST). I save the Bed Jacket for sit-n-knits which I rarely get to. Once Icarus is done, it'll be all Bed Jacket, all the time.

My Q.B.L.E. is outreaching my S.A.B.L.E., Ruth!


Anonymous said...

S.A.B.L.E., and thus my yarn abstinence in 2008. At the rate I knit I may have to abstain from yarn purchases in 2009 and 2010, as well :-(

Nell said...

OMG! I'm totally QBLE!