Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Dear Gentle Reader,
Ok, this is so complicated. I have really noticed that lately I just don't "think" about my knitting as I used to. The stitches, the fabric, the craft...blah..blah..blah. I am just knitting.
I knit the back of AIR with no problems. Then came the trouble. (Thank you Jodi for opening my eyes...you know I would have finished, seamed and modeled it without ever really noticing.)
I love knitting the fronts together, as well as sleeves, so when I am done, I am done. You know?
So I started knitting the fronts.
A lovely picot cast on, some moss stitch, yada, yada, yada.
Then the buttonhole row. Hold up.
I have to knit the one side then mark the placement of the buttonholes then knit the other and make the buttonholes to make the placements.
Are you following so far? Good.
Ok, I stop the buttonhole side and begin knitting the side that holds the buttons. I place my markers to set up the pattern (and this here marks the tragedy).
Then I knit...and knit...and knit...
It's like when you are driving...and driving...that drive you always do...and you arrive at your destination not really consciously remembering how you got there. Or better yet ending up in another city. (I know you are amused Dad...but I do remember someone ending up in London on their way to HW)
Has that happened to you?
WELL...that is what happened. I ended the front and started the other side...and finished.
ALL THE WHILE TAKING PHOTOS AND POSTING THEM WITH PRIDE OF FINALLY ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING...AND NEVER...NEVER NOTICING THAT I SET UP THE FIRST ROW WRONG ON THE BUTTON SIDE.
You can't even begin to understand...no...yes you can. I know you can.
It's like listening to a speaker, but not really hearing them.
I was looking at my knitting but not really seeing it.
WHERE WAS MY INNER KNITTER WHEN I REALLY NEEDED HER????
I remember feeling such empathy for the knitter here.
Oh the pain. It has to be ripped back and reknit...and I just hate not having the luxury of time to do this. I could be on to other things....
Like that sock that I had to rip all the way back because of the decreasing mistake...
Or the lace scarf that I made that double decrease mistake on...
Or the mittens that are really too tight...
Yeah, that about sums up my knitting this year.
I know, I know you will all offer words of encouragement.
"Don't hang up the needles."
"Pick yourself up...dust yourself off and start RIPPING!"
And I will...eventually.
But for now...I will lie here...this once prolific knitter...lie here defeated.
(no pun intended)
Posted by cmeknit at 8:15 PM