Friday, October 17, 2008

projects in progress

I joined the Mystery Sock Knit-a-long. I had some Sock Hop yarn that I've been itching to use and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to knit a pair of socks one chunk at a time. I decided to join a little late and so I'm a bit behind. That's OK though, I'm enjoying the process.
I also have been slowly working on my February Lady Sweater. I am now past the third button hole. A couple more rows of garter stitch and then I start my eyelet increase row! Yeah! Some variety is coming. As I've been finding time to knit, I've also found out some things about myself...

1. Mistakes are OK...I get a sense of accomplishment when I have to unknit or frog and then fix the problem. I also learn a little more about the process of knitting when I have to fix something.

2. I don't have to keep up with anyone...I'm knitting for the enjoyment of creating and learning.

3. Having 2 projects going is a great way for me to set one aside when I feel stumped or get to a spot that is dragging. It keeps me from being frustrated with one project.

4. I need to switch my FLS to Addis. These Denise needles are great, but not for every project. My Ella Rae wool yarn keeps binding up on the rubber cable and it is a lot of work moving my stitches along. I'm heading to my lys to pick up Addis this afternoon. My friend Beth Ann was right, some things just need to be done on Addis. (I just wish they weren't so stinkin' pricey.)


Wool Winder said...

Both projects are coming along nicely. I have become a better knitter by making mistakes along the way. And I agree with you on #2. Knitting is for fun.

Blogging Molly said...

i agree with all four points. mistakes are the best way to learn - and there are plenty of mistakes i can make with two (or five) needles and a ball of yarn. i'd love to make the february lady sweater - can't wait to see it on!

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