Knit! I LOVE this flower design so much from Valse De Fleurs that I was eager to get the tee version finished last night. Wouldn’t you know it? Wine and knitting don’t mix. The last flower hole took a wrong turn and ended up in the back. Thankfully, I needed an extra inch in length. No ripping but forging ahead.
With the amount of knitting I do, you would think I know better…shouldn’t I understand the importance of buying enough yarn to start a project? I have another 4 rounds and a i-cord bind-off to finish the body–and there’re sleeves–then I ran out of yarn. Just hate it. Absolutely hate it. After driving to 3 stores today, I am baffled where I’ve gotten the yarn in the first place?! Over the valley, maybe. Just as I’m ready to abandon and start over the tee in another yarn…I looked over my shoulder…and there it was…another skein of the yarn right in my basket glaring right at me! It was there all along. Phew. Thank you, Lord…more than you know.
When I started knitting, I had a book called “Stitch n’ Bitch”–surely many of you have seen it. Debbie Stoller talks about the many types of knitters out there. One of them was the “Hurts so good” knitter. These are the people who pick up ever-more-insane projects because it’s a good kind of hurt (she’s less complimentary, but meh.) Turns out, that’s me. My first projects included a heirloom, Shetland squared lace shawl/blanket, Aran pullover for an infant, a lacy dress that is still idling in a box since mid-90s. Enough said. It’s time to get back to knitting, without the wine,…satisfying my anxiety to finish. Good thing is it’s all-important vacation, stockinette knitting rounds from here on out.
Come visit me (not now, later) and I’ll walk you through the tough bits.
My life inspiration today is from this cardboard arcade, made by an extremely bright 9-year-old boy…attracts one customer, then thousands. What inspired you today?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)