Friday, August 4, 2017
Behold the Knitting! (In all its lumpy imperfection.)
I finally struggled through my first two-color project. It's finally over. This is the pot holder in all its imperfect glory - I don't believe more than four of the cross patterns are the same in a row. And it's rather - let's say 'tense'. I'm sure I transmitted my angst to the stitches because, either it's a very small version of the original pattern or the model in the photo was a four-year-old with tiny hands. Anyhoo, it's over and I'm not totally hating it. I will love it more after a bath and a stretch. Let's hope I get better at this, as I have three more to go. I did realize that I read knitting patterns a lot like cooking recipes - I am smitten by the title and the pretty pictures, then sort of skim through the rest. The pattern repeat was a bit - cockeyed - and I didn't pick that up until I had soldiered on for eight rows. Frogging out a project in two colors is a whole other thing than one.
I hope to get some things crossed off The List this weekend - currant jelly and cherry salsa are at the top, followed closely by clean out run-in shed and shovel llama beans. At least it won't be boring. On Monday, my sister and I are taking a day trip to the League of NH Craftmen's Fair in Lake Sunapee. With any luck, I will have remembered to charge my phone and will have pictorial evidence of our good time!