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Knit zero purl even less

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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Finding time

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.

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Knitting envy

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.

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“The Continental”

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!

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A Pain in the….Hand

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.

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Frustration

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.

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