I can’t knit fast enough.

After a loooong session with the knit-and-purl scarf, and a bout of frustration with the seed stitch version of the catnip mouse pattern (I’m sure this is my novice pattern-reading showing through), I have not picked up my knitting in about a week. I want to start something new, but the beginning of the felted tote on DPNs is too intimidating right now. I have asked my knitting mentor nicely for help (to the point where I could be stalking); I may have to simply be patient, or travel to the LYS, and plan on transporting the bag back home on DPNs. Scary! Dropped stitches everywhere!

I’m ready to start Amy’s Suki, but as I told Rob at Threadbear Fiber Arts via e-mail last week when explaining why I could not order the yarn yet, I don’t have room for a stash, and to pace myself, I prefer not to have more than two projects going at once – right now, it’s a mouse and the knit-and-purl scarf that seems it will never end.

So what did I do instead of knit? Read about knitting, and offer to knit things for people – a ribbed stocking cap in merino wool from Hip to Knit for my father-in-law, and the Bob top for my mother-in-law. I have got to be stopped.

But not quite yet. I read the instructions for a simple sock class and I think I’m ready to try it – the pattern uses short rows to shape the heel, and Knitty’s explanation makes short rows seem simple (thanks, Bonne Marie!). I’d love to knit some socks for the Socknitters Children in Common Challenge. Plus, Sock Fest 2004 is coming to Toledo next April, and I plan to be there.

See? More reading and yapping than knitting. Must change that. But before I go, two links you might find handy, particularly if you knitblog with MovableType. Do you get comments? Would you like your readers to be able to follow along with your comment discussions via e-mail? Try the subscribe to comments script from Scriptygoddess. Lots of knitting links crowding your sidebar? Use these tips and templates to make a knitting portal, right inside MovableType. If you have questions about these two, let me know – I’m happy to put down my needles long enough to help.

2 thoughts on “I can’t knit fast enough.

  1. Cassie-B

    Just found your blog, and I have to tell you, it sounds like me the first few years that I knitted. What a great hobby. And when you’re done, you have something worthwhile. I just taught one of my friends to knit, and she’s obsessed. Nice to know that there’s at least 3 of us. Keep up the good work.

  2. claudia

    Thanks so much for the Christine Lavin link! I’ve had her album “Beau Woes” for years and now I’ll definitely have to go to a show to knit with her.

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