Does this say it all or what! I finally gave up on the Olympics scarf. I’ll take it up again for next year (hopefully). I went back to my tiny scarf project, made a mistake that couldn’t be fixed, and ended up just ripping up the whole thing. Ugh! Frustrated and wanting to knit SOMETHING, I went back to dish clothes. I love the feel and dry-ability of the Lily cotton so I thought I’d whip up a couple before the holiday, give a few as gifts, etc. What I hadn’t planned on was getting sick, and loosing so much time sitting around. I’m now back home and able to knit for brief periods as my IV site heals. When will I be productive?
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I think I have a theme here…and it doesn’t appear to be about actually knitting…just talking about wanting to knit. My husband asked me last week how I plan to fill my time when I’m finished with my grad classes. Duh…by knitting of course! That and cooking. I just found the most amazing blog http://smittenkitchen.com/ and I must say, it makes me really WANT to cook.
But back to my dilemma about time…never enough of it, too much still to do, and all I really want to do is knit. Oh well. All in good time as they say.
I have not been very productive of late. Two unfinished projects are sitting on needles, hopeful patterns are stacking up, yarn is piled high. I just haven’t had the time to pick it up and “just do it”. Pam on the other hand is learning new stitches and working on lots of projects. I mentioned I wanted to learn how to do a cable knit, she goes home and teaches herself. She’s learned how to change colors and make mittens. Enough already, it’s too much. I’m jealous.
I found out the other day that “The Continental” was not only a song (Fred and Ginger in The Gay Divorcee) but also a way to knit. I didn’t realize that there was more than one way to hold my needles and thread. My knitting group explained the differences and I gave it a try – rather unsuccessfully I might add. I then continued the discussion at work and found that my knitting co-worker knits the “British” way. Considering the pain in my thumb occassionally I need to figure out how to use this new method. I feel enlightened!
I realize that I’m getting older, but I can do so without all the pain. At times the arthritis in my left hand makes it difficult and painful to knit. Perhaps I need to learn a new way to hold my needles? Perhaps an arthritis med would help? All I know is that I’m not get much knitting done.
I’ve started and stopped four baby booties. I probably shouldn’t have started in the first place as I do not have the correct sized needles. The pattern calls for a size 1 and I tried using a size 2.5. I thought it would be close enough. Wrong! I tried adjusting the pattern, that didn’t work. I tried a different yarn, that didn’t work with either of the two attempts with that. I finally gave up when I actually snapped the needle in half. It must be the pattern. At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself.