Friday, October 16, 2009

Tape loop

I want to poke myself in the head with my knitting needles.

At the moment, I am working on this very lovely skeleton lace that I found here.
It is just so nice and something that I've never done before. It perfectly rides the line between little old ladyish and cool. It is detailed, and fine, and oh so darn frustrating.

I'm working on something for a trade, and it seems just the thing.
IF I can finish it.

First I started one in white, like the photograph, but I am such an obsessive freak about it being perfect, that it now sits half completed and without needles on top of the piano.
How very little old ladyish of me.

Now I am working on a black one which was shaping up quite nicely until I started to lose my mind.

You know how it is. You're clicking along at a fine pace, making progress, then you realize that you've dropped a stitch about 10 rows back and because the thing is lacey and foreign and like those bracketed math problems, you start to drive yourself crazy with time consuming stitch counting and ripping and placing stitches back onto the needles and such. etc etc

At this point, I've been knitting for hours and hours and I have less work done than when I started this morning. Primarily because I ripped everything out in an agro knitting huff.
I am the Joe Pesci of knitters sometimes. It feels like Groundhog day. I just cannot look at the thing again tonight. Or maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Confessions of a Former Tree Girdler

Yeah, I did it. Once or twice only, and I'm glad that they were removed early.
It always makes me laugh when I see negative comments and anger with relation to Yarnbombing.
"It HARMS the tree" they yell in unison, these angry critics of Tree girdling.
"Why don't you do something USEFUL, like knit socks for the homeless" others bleat.
As if we should not enjoy knitting for whatever reason we'd like.

I have to say that I have seen some total ridiculousness out there, but I'm all for expressing yourself. We don't have to like everything, do we? I guess I've just been thinking more of how it DOES really stay and stagnate for ever.

Offending tags have been removed.
All is well in the universe.