"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


We Need a Small Rodent Sacrifice

All that I have put my needles to do has ended in disaster this week. I've had to frog it all way too many times, a few times over and over on the same project. Take, for example, Wednesday and Thursday. I worked on my Kimono jacket and the Mexican Waters socks. Today I find I have to un-knit all that I did those two days on the jacket-literally. I managed to forget to start the armhole decreases way back on Tuesday.

I'm trying to do the heel on the sock. So far I've knit enough heels for at least 2 more pair, but none of them turned out correctly. So here I am, heelless again. These aren't hard things to do. If you've read this blog any time at all, you know how many pairs of socks I did last year! I know how to knit sock heels!

It's not just me either. My friends are suffering the same thing. Patricia, who is trying to knit the same sock as me (I'm writing the instructions for her as I go) couldn't get past the first inch of knitting. We finally figured out she was knitting the sock inside out and backwards-somehow. We both still aren't sure how she did it. Lest you think she's a beginning sock knitter, let me just point out she's been making socks longer than me-since the days when double pointed needles were the only tools for sock making.

Andrea is working on a baby sweater-only to miss that the hem is supposed to be 7 rows of garter stitch, and then when she finally got past that one discovered she was knitting with the wrong size of yarn (she carry's both weights in her shop). Or was it the wrong sized needles?......curse you elderly brain cells!

Anthony is trying to knit a hat in 2x2 rib. 5 inches into it looks really pretty, but it ain't looking right. By this time, it's decided the pattern he has-which spirals rather nicely but doesn't in the least bit look like 2x2 ribbing, is better. We advised he just keep going.

Who angered the knitting gods? And what did they do to cause it?

By the way, I found this funny cartoon. I can so relate.

Off to do some beading instead.....

Have a nice day.

1 comment:

  1. I have knitting weeks like that as well. I love that cartoon. I actually have yarn in our earthquake box.