Friday, August 28, 2015
August was a big month for me this year. I think the most exciting thing I did was finish my Georgetown sweater. That was so exciting I just about could not contain myself. I had no idea the amount of joy that came out of that project. I made the sweater longer than the pattern called for and I am such an impatient knitter that I am always making small mistakes that I just ignore. So the finished product never is guaranteed to look that way I hoped.
I tackled another knitting hurdle in August...I knit socks. Pete has been DYING for me to knit socks. He is not sure there is a point to knitting much else...but I don't see it that way at all. I did not enjoy knitting the socks at all. I do think they are adorable and they were not hard at all. You do have to pay attention in certain areas...which can be a problem for me. Not sure when the next pair will be on my needles. I do feel a bit bad that I did not knit them for him.
And then there has been my failed attempts at dying yarn. I can't even get into how bad of a fail it was...just trust me. Burned yarn was involved and maybe a moment or two of hopelessness. I have to remind myself that any worth doing is worth doing badly..at first at least. I did it badly and I am trying again, and again, and again.
I remember when I knit my first scarf. I was kind of bummed that it felt like it took a lot of work and I was not exactly in love with the finished product...my hand hurt and I never felt relaxed when knitting it...the opposite in fact. I wanted so badly to be good at knitting! I have that same desire with this new venture. I want to be good at this. I am working in very small steps to get there. And it seems with each step forward I seem to be getting no where...
Not a problem...just a challenge! How exciting to await the outcome. I never would have thought that a knitting class in Mobile, AL, making a blue garter stitch scarf out of cotton yarn would eventually bring me to where I am today as a knitter. I am grateful to be here.