Okay so this wrap has me pissed off. I love the pattern and the yarn !even though it’s been full of drama, but sometimes a project is just possessed. I’ve knit and unknit so many rows, simple errors from not being focused, that I’m just fucking over it. If I don’t complete it in full tonight I’m binding it off and calling it complete anyway. Heading to San Fran tomorrow for the holiday and then to Ashland for the parade and tree lighting. Love the holiday lights. Hoping for snow! I’ve two hats to bring with me that I’d like to finish on this trip. Heading into the new year with fresh knitting is always a goal. Wiser every year. Oh, started a 30 day juice fast. Sounds crazy right, with the holidays looming?! My kind of crazy:)Share
This project went from awesome to wtf when I realized I had two yarns of different weight in the same dye lot. I’ve removed a few wip knits from my que. When knitting starts to feel like a chore it’s time to let some shit go. Currently in the works is this wrap, a double knit hat, a 3×1 rib hat with a simple stripe, a cowl neck and my rainbow wrap. In deep, as in a box, I’ve 2 blankets that I may or may not ever finish. I’m excited to see where my knitting takes me from here. I’ve also registered to get my master knitters certificate. I want to travel and teach.Share
This post was originally published Oct 2012 but I felt it needed a re-read. This is why I want to do hand quilting, the process.
Knitting is a process craft. Anyone who sets out to knit with the sole objective of wearing the finished work will soon be disappointed. If a finished piece were the sole sum, one would purchase a mass-produced garment at the local mall for a fraction of the cost and time required to make a sweater. The true joy comes from discovering the individual beauty of each segment, the feeling of accomplishment when completing a particularly difficult section, and the sense of challenge that lurks as you plan the next project. In other words, knitting is like life. We have to enjoy the journey if we expect the destination to mean much.
Best of all, knitting is slow. So slow that we see the beauty inherent on every tiny act that makes up a sweater. So slow that we know the project’s not going to get finished today-it may not get finished for many months or longer-and thus, we make our peace with the unresolved nature of life. We slow down as we knit.
Many knit to find a sense of their own uniqueness, to be reminded that they, too, are creative beings. Each garment reflects its unique moment in time and is as singular in its construction as the person who knit it – an image of its creator’s spirit.
Thank you Bernadette
Ends sewn in, washed and blocking the points. I’m pleased with how this turned out but it took me way longer then I wanted to finish it. I stalled out on my knitting for a while. A few more small projects I’d like to finish before the New Year but for the most part I’m cleaning up my needles and stash in preparation for some fun new projects. I have enough yarn left over to knit a few baby hats and a little sweater but I’m really done with this yarn so I’ll stick it with the rest of my leftovers.Share