August 7, 2008
It’s funny. As someone with a crippling fear of failure (that would be me, by the way), who often finds herself avoiding certain situations and activities for fear of making mistakes and failing (how silly this sounds when said outloud), I find myself able to challenge myself through knitting constantly without this phobia biting at my heels.
The first big challenge for me was double pointed needles. All it took was an hour, a set of size 7 dpn and a skein of Plymouth Encore, and the Fetching pattern from Knitty and I was soaring around the cuff of a pair of fingerless mitts.
The second challenge was socks. Now that I had circular knitting down and a good basic ribbed sock pattern, I was able to take a skein of OnLine Supersock and watch in amazement as I turned a heel with the first try.
And on and on.
The latest challenge, as indicated by the previous post, is twofold. Lace and using a chart. And you know what, it’s going swimmingly…
I’m already ready to start color 2, and I’ve packed the third color in my panniers too, just in case I get that far on my weekend bicycle touring/camping trip that I embark on this evening.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
August 4, 2008
Late to the Charlotte’s Web party using Socks that Rock, me and another Raveler are having what we term the Charlotte’s Web STR Knit-along version 2.0. After seeing turtlegirl76’s amazing shawl, I jumped right in to planning what mine would look like.
Using 2 skeins of Socks that Rock lightweight from my stash, I ordered 3 more skeins in Blue Moon Fiber Arts to complete the set of 5 colorways called for.
Using the line-up of Ms LaRock, Nodding Violet, Lapis, Mr. Green Jeans, and Ravenscroft I am anxiously awaiting the delivery of my pattern. I’m really looking forward to making this shawl, and hope that I can finish it in fairly quick amount of time. The colors will be so lovely this winter when Philadelphia becomes awash in the usual gray.