Monday, July 20, 2009

The Knitting Bog

I actually was in bed--well, more "on" as it's freakishly hot here this week--most of the day with A COLD (which is an obviously stupid name as there isn't anything COLD about it), so I got the 10th repeat done on the Kimono Shawl, which leaves 16. And as it basically looks EXACTLY the same as it did yesterday & the day before & the day before...we're just going to say that this is what it's going to look like for the foreseeable future.

This is how WIPS are made. You start out--the pattern and the yarn are new! They're exciting! You want to see how the pattern will look! You've got an inch! Then two! Then somewhere along the way, the inches become less noticeable, the pattern becomes a bit less interesting--perhaps even monotonous. Maybe a troublesome sock yarn starts calling your name....Maybe you start to wonder what you ever saw in lace, and when was the last time you saw someone wearing a shawl in public? The merino laceweight that was so fine and delicate is now stringy & stupid and gets caught on everything. And then....

.....and then....

...you remember that the never-ending edging on the baby blanket is a MUCH worse project and you suck it up and keep knitting.

On to repeat number 11.....