Sunday, February 12, 2006

The end of my knitting 'career'

I was on a friend of a friend of a friend's blog and she showcased a pair of fantastic washcloths that she had knitted. I love the pattern she did them in. I still do, but because of this particular pattern, I do not knit anymore. This is how the story goes: I found this pattern last winter, and since I loved it so much, I wanted to make a baby blanket for my dearest friend's first baby. I was a voracious knitter - not skilled - no sweaters or socks or anything, but I knitted scarves like a madwoman. I even knitted a poncho (remember how popular they were last year?). So when my dear friend got pregnant, I wanted to make her something from the heart. Turned out this blanket broke my heart! I spent weeks on this thing and didn't even get to the midpoint - it.just.would.not.get.big.enough. So - I decided to put an end to the madness and start decreasing. Weeks later, I finally finished - a tiny blanket, only big enough for a stuffed animal. I gave it to her anyway because it was still cute.
Fastforward to October. Time to pick up the knitting needles again. I found some cool yarn and started a simple drop stitch scarf on size 15 needles. Fast and easy, right? I finished aproximately 2 feet, ran out of yarn, so set the project aside. Completely unmotivated to finish, it sat for 4 months till last Wednesday when Phin came over. I was dropping stitches left and right. Extremely frustrated, I threw it back in the bag and pouted. I've lost my knitting mojo.


Nan said...

I've never knitted...too many other irons in the fire I guess, but it looks like something I'd like to have with me when I have a long wait somewhere.

The little blanket is precious. My granddaughter wraps her babies up and tucks them in at night so I bet the baby you gave it to will use it for a long time.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Don't quit. Don't quit. Give it a chance. The blanket is so very sweet.

Anonymous said...

I've never knitted but I recently tried to crochet and all I could make were these long worm things. I made about a dozen of them.

Your work is beautiful, Im sure you'll get your "mojo" back, lol.

Jodi said...

Andrea's comment made me laugh because that's what happened when I tried to crochet! I know better than to try knitting.