Knit one, knit two
Friday January 08th 2010, 10:37 pm
Filed under: Knit

Sometimes you need a little success to get back and get going.

A little new (the yoke), a little tried and true (the Water Turtles motif, practically no-look knitting), a little anticipation, a little self-imposed deadline.  Boom.   Done.

And then all the sudden my stalled-out Manos project, where I realized last month that the design I’d sketched out really just didn’t work, that I didn’t like the next try either, rip, rip, that I finally tossed in a bag in time-out–bingo, now, I’ve got it!

It is so much better for the wait.  It was like a teenager in the dressing room, old sneakers on, trying on every outfit, distracted by its pimples in the mirror and sighing over its unfixable hair while its mom goes nuts outside waiting to see how things look actually on.

It is now the senior in the finally-chosen prom dress, gorgeous, hair done, shoes just so, with the very biggest smile you could ever hope to see.  Looking all grown up. Almost. Here, give me a few hours to pin on the corsage of these last few dozen rows-es for it.

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Ah, exciting times! Enjoy today’s knitting.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 01.09.10 @ 6:48 am

can’t wait to see it!

Comment by Bev 01.09.10 @ 10:28 am

So when did you actually meet my daughter? ‘Cause you described her perfectly!

Comment by shadylady1216 01.09.10 @ 10:40 am

Enjoy the joy of completion 🙂

Comment by TripletMom 01.09.10 @ 11:00 am

That’s what I get for logging onto a knitting blog. Sigh.

How about some humor —

Why did the golfer wear two pair of trousers?
In case he got a hole in one.

What happens when you drop a snowball into a glass of water?
It gets wet.

Comment by Don Meyer 01.09.10 @ 11:25 am

I hope some of that rubs off on me, My deceptively simple first lace charting project is being quite stubborn for a figment of my imagination.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 01.09.10 @ 2:52 pm

I think our brain keeps working on these things even when we’re not conscious of it. Like skiing–I wasn’t much good as a teenager. Then, presto! As an adult much later I could swish down the hills no problem. Maybe this theory could work for me with entrelac knitting?

Comment by Karen 01.09.10 @ 5:00 pm

I’m sure Karen is right. Just like in weight lifting, the muscle builds during the recovery period between workouts. They are important and we need to allow them in all parts of our lives.

Comment by twinsetellen 01.09.10 @ 8:09 pm

At the risk of sounding rude… but do we get to see this one!? The anticipation over all these beauties, hiding away until the dance is crazy-making! 😉

Comment by Channon 01.10.10 @ 10:56 am

You have such a way with words… Your plume is as fascinating as your knitting!

I can feel the excitement, though I have created only one pattern in my new knitter life. Here, here! To patterns falling into place! 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 01.11.10 @ 6:36 am

Ah yes…the time out basket. So many designs are improved by a little time there!

Comment by Helen 02.02.10 @ 4:25 pm

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