Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Progress, But No Knitting

After three attempts and much swearing, I am finally finally FINALLY putting the edging on Fleur in the right place, in the right way, and unless it spontaneously combusts--which I don't think cashmere generally does--I may actually get the darn thing done.

I think in a small act of atonement, the edging is actually laying flat this time, so that has improved my knitting mood somewhat. The edging strip is a little longer (12 inches "little longer") than necessary, and I'm debating whether to rip it back, or simply cut the darned thing where I need it. This would be a VERY big thing for me, as I am not generally a cutting knitting sort of person. More of a cut-that-knitting-and-there-will-be-bloodshed sort of person, if truth be told, but I always hope that I'll experience Personal Growth while knitting. And then I wake up.

I also finally admitted that I had gone a bit overboard on the back of this toddler sweater:
being at least 3 inches PAST where I should have decreased for the arms. That's the danger of stoplight knitting--I'm in it more for something to do rather than achieving anything, so even though I suspected that I might have gone a little overboard, I didn't stop knitting because being able to knit at stoplights is really, truly, and end in itself. Like Penelope, I could probably rip back my knitting every night and still be happy. Granted, it would be stupid, but that generally doesn't phase me while knitting.

In spite of my efforts to recruit people to the fiber side, most of my friends do not knit (though they are lovely, lovely people in general) and we are about to embark on a socializing episode that is extreme even for me, so there may be a general lack of posts--and knitting (sob) for the next few days. But at least I won't be casting on anything new!!!


bittenbyknittin said...

Few of my friends knit, either, and the few that do don't knit like I knit (obsessively). They like me anyway.

tinebeest said...

Get those needles out anywhere and everywhere, and you may be yet amazed. I am a great believer in knitting in public (got a 10 year old girl last Sunday asking me what I was knitting. She knew it was knitting! Progress with human civilisation!). I fully intend to knit my way through various birthday parties and Christmas gatherings and it will be love it or leave me. We need to see your WIPs turning into FOs!

RobinH said...

This is why I had to join blogdom...even though I do know a few knitters, I don't see them on a daily basis. Fortunately my non-knitting friends are not offended by me knitting while socializing, so I get a lot of quality knitting time that way.

The *only* time it ever came up was while we were playing games- and when someone wondered aloud if it wasn't distracting me, I pointed out that I'd knit during every game session we'd had for the last two years, and this was the first time he'd even noticed. End of discussion!

Dana said...

It's looking great! Congrats on finishing the 10 WIPs in a row.