Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 11:11 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

Ryan is dear to us and we are fortunate to be able to have him; this is going to be a great summer. (Note to my sister- and brother-in-law: you did a great job.)

Meantime, yesterday I frogged my latest project most of the way back to tweak the very first row and it is much better for it. Little details matter.

I’m glad too that I wasn’t satisfied with the darker, grayer blue silk I was knitting for my aunt, because that means the original shawl is still here to check against and improve on. This time I’m carefully writing down every stitch as I go–because this time I know how it comes out and that I like it and that I want to knit it again and again. (Always a good sign.)

By the way, just for fun: some books recycled into art here. Books of a cover, carved another.

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I checked out the art books. Wow!

Comment by Lynn 05.23.12 @ 4:03 am

And mistyped my email address while commenting.

Comment by Lynn 05.23.12 @ 4:04 am

Aren’t those just great fun! And such skill!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 05.23.12 @ 7:24 am

love those art books!

and this article was in our paper — apparently I’ve got a long way to go to match this bead craziness!!

Comment by Bev 05.23.12 @ 8:18 am

When you talk about knitting there is little I can say. But, yes, indeed, little details matter — in many areas.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.23.12 @ 8:54 am

Patience and the pursuit of perfection yield wearable, wonderful yarn art!

Comment by Channon 05.23.12 @ 11:13 am

How very generous of you to congratulate the parents on the job well done raising their son! I’m sure it warms your heart (and Richard’s) when you get compliments about your own kids. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 05.23.12 @ 4:50 pm

What a good lesson for Ryan, to see that the details can matter and can be made right. Not all details, mind you (my housekeeping details are downright sketchy), but the ones that count are worth a redo.

Comment by twinsetellen 05.23.12 @ 5:34 pm

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