Thursday, April 06, 2006

Back to Big Needles


gossamer
Originally uploaded by belleange.

I could only go so long, right? Now I'm back to #11s and feeling clumsy again, particularly because my yarn is so slippery.

I've wanted to make Karabella's Gossamer Ruffle shawl for years and years, ever since I saw it in magazine advertising. Between this and Rosedale, this is becoming the time of fulfilling my long-standing knitting dreams. If only it felt that romantic while doing it.

Suddenly, this thing I have always wanted to make isn't that exciting anymore. What the heck am I going to do with a sparkly shawl, with a big ruffly tie in the front? As you might imagine, my social calendar is not filled with fancy parties that necessitate sparkly shawls. But when the yarn went on deep discount at the store, I couldn't resist, so here I am, fighting slippry skinny yarn on chunky heavy needles.

This must be the part of knitting they were trying to sell as 'meditative'. I don't like to knit slowly. I don't like to have to worry if my next hundred stitches are going to randomly slip off the needles without warning.

Guess who's probably going to start a sock today?

1 comment:

Sarah R said...

I knitted a gossamer-type scarf on 10 1/2 last year, and hated every single minute of it. Start a sock, start a sock!