Friday, March 13, 2009

Fear

FDR was not a knitter, otherwise, he would have really thought long and hard before saying "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." He would have known the terror of the fear of running out of yarn if he was a knitter. The fear of running out of yarn is real and palpable. It is due to this fear that a sweater is languishing from lack of attention. This poor forlorn sweater could have been, nay should have been a finished object by now. Instead, it lies hidden in a knitting bag while I dart furtive glances in its direction calculating in my head whether or not the final three skeins of unwound yarn will get me through two sleeves.
From WIPs


This fear of running out of yarn has not only paralyzed my knitting progress on this sweater, but has also driven me to, dare I say it, finish other things in my queue instead. Yes, there, I said it, I've been cheating on the sweater. I've been working on my travel knitting when I've been at home! I've knocked out a pair of socks in almost record time and a hat, and it felt good. My little fling with quick knits needs to come to an end. I owe the sweater that much.

From 2009 Finished Objects

My clown socks
Pattern: basic generic top down socks
Yarn: Trekking XXL
Needles: US Size 0 DPN
Notes: I call them my clown socks because the ball of yarn looked like clown barf to me. This is not the most pleasant image, so imagine my surprise when I began knitting the yarn and it turned out to form these pretty bright stripes. I loved it and didn't want to muddle the stripes with type of pattern, so a straight stockinette sock seemed perfect. Also, taking pictures of my feet is pretty easy.

From 2009 Finished Objects

Porom Beret
Pattern: Porom by Jared Flood
Yarn: My own handspun (yay!)
Needles: Denise Interchangeable in US Size 6 and 8
Notes: This is a very easy and well written pattern. It makes a lovely beret and Italian loves the way it looks on my. Jared puts together some fantastic patterns, so give this one a try. Finally, taking pictures of my own head is gosh darn difficult and results in some very funny pictures

1 comment:

foxycpa said...

You should have had Italian take the picture.
I'm so in love with this yarn...I went to my LYS last night and I just love the shop owner, she helped me pick out an adorable cotton yarn for a grocery bag I'm making for gagaH's birthday. I also decided to treat myself to a me-project. I'm going to make a short-sleeve mock-turtle sweater, with lots of slip stiches...we'll see how it goes; It also calls for a size 3 needle, I've never knitted on something that small! Wish me luck!!