Friday, March 03, 2006

Inspiration and sad, sad knitting.

Originally uploaded by samuraisqurl.
It is a testament to the power of yarn that I am still knitting like a mad woman. I am the first one to admit that I am a lazy person. It is (what I consider to be) my biggest character flaw. Don't get me wrong, I don't live in a pile of crap and I do my best at everything I do, but I fight off the urge to sit and veg and take the easy route A LOT. The fact that I am (and still want to) knitting like crazy like the knitting olympics have not ended stands as a frightening, er inspirational example of how much I LOVE this thing called knitting. It requires patience, attention to detail and most of all, stick-to-itiveness. Even more so when all your current WIP's are turning into projects from hell! AH! This isn't stopping me.
I began this friggin' minisweater with the only yarn possibility in the house: Patons classic Merino (double stranded to acheive gauge, HA!). It all went downhill from there. I got about 1/4 of the way through it before I realized I'd messed up the border garter st. Easy to fix! Right? Drop down and fix the sts, they're on the end, how hard could that be? That border mistake ended in me frogging the whole thing after I further crapped on the border with my inexperienced attempts at dropping down and fixing skills wherein I tangled the yarn and made the whole thing unmanageable.
No problem. I'll start over. I've got plenty of yarn and it's a quick knit. Everythings gone fine so far with this one as long as you overlook the fact that a double strand of ww merino is thick the fabric is heavy. Too thick and too heavy to wear outside in Florida.
I'll shed my crocodile tear as it visits the frog pond and then we are off to buy yarn.


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