Friday, August 28, 2015

Knitting Notes












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 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 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.


  1. It's a beautiful cardigan .I understand that desire to be a knitter and I practice every day to get better.
    I had an epic yarn dyeing fail myself, but instead of being totally disappointed I decided to turn the yarn
    into wool dryer balls and give them as part of my Christmas basket gifts.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Your perseverance has certainly paid off. Lovely kitting.