Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Diamond Fantasy is slowly progressing - I've gotten almost through the first repeat and with any luck, I expect to get halfway through another today. It does look much better now that I've ripped it out and knit it again: (pic to come!) But damn, I don't want to do that again. I seem to having some major brain issue involving my ability to count reliably. Yes, I know they cover basic addition in kindergarten, but what can I say? I'm a little slow. Here's what I just agreed to knit next. Stay tuned to watch me go completely blind!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

the agony of defeat

The Olympics are closing up shop, and I'm afraid that both my Olympic knitting projects have wiped out on the ice. I tore apart that pretty shawl you see down below, because pretty as it was, it was out of whack. And after I did that, I tore down Ella all the way to the split. I *will* learn to knit lace. I will! I'm going to just keep starting over til it kills me. That's the way poor old Don Knotts would have wanted it, after all. The show must go on! Update: I've cast on again and Ella is waiting patiently for me to start the right extension rows. What was that old Nat King Cole song?
Don't lose your confidence If you slip Be grateful for a pleasant trip And pick yourself up, Dust yourself off And start all over again.
Oy oy oy. But here we go again!
Here's the Sivia Harding Diamond Fantasy shawl, today's progress, plus bonus obese cat: I thought it was going well and my stitch counts were good - only I just started to wonder why I couldn't see these vertical lines: Worry worry worry! Shawls are starting to make me spilkes in my ginektigazoynt.